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Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
706 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

...LATEST RED RIVER AND STAGES AND FORECAST CREST INFORMATION...

THE 6 AM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER NEAR DEKALB TEXAS AT PECAN
POINT WAS 25.0 FEET. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN A SLOW RISE AND
CREST NEAR 29.7 FEET DURING SATURDAY...MAY 23RD. FLOOD STAGE NEAR
DEKALB TEXAS IS 24 FEET.

THE 6 AM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA WAS
28.6 FEET. THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE A SLOW RISE AND CREST NEAR 29.5 FEET
DURING SUNDAY...MAY 24TH.  FLOOD STAGE AT SHREVEPORT IS 30 FEET.

THE 6 AM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT COUSHATTA LOUISIANA WAS
31.7 FEET. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO 32 FEET BY THURSDAY
MORNING AND THEN CHANGE LITTLE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.  FLOOD STAGE AT
COUSHATTA IS 31 FEET.

THE 6 AM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT GRAND ECORE LOUISIANA
WAS 35.6 FEET. EXPECT LITTLE CHANGE THROUGHOUT THIS WEDNESDAY AS THE
RED RIVER IS VERY NEAR CREST AT GRAND ECORE. FLOOD STATE AT GRAND
ECORE IS 33 FEET.

ADDITIONAL VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE RED RIVER BASIN
BOTH UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF LAKE TEXOMA IN NORTH TEXAS THROUGH
THIS UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND. NEARLY ALL OF THE RED
RIVER`S TRIBUTARIES IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS REMAIN ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE. SOILS IN THE RED RIVER BASIN REMAIN SATURATED FROM THIS
VERY WET SPRING OF 2015.

AREA RESIDENTS...RANCHERS...AND FARMERS IN NORTHEAST TEXAS AND
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA ALONG THE RED RIVER NEED TO CLOSELY MONITOR
WEATHER CONDITIONS AS WELL AS MONITOR RIVER AND LAKE STAGES THROUGH
THE END OF MAY. IF A FLOOD WARNING FOR MAJOR FLOODING IS ISSUED...BE
PREPARED TO ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT LIFE...PROPERTY...AND LIVESTOCK.

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