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Flood Warning
Issued: 9:20 AM CDT May. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge.
* Until Wednesday June 14.
* At 8:00 am Friday the stage was 40.3 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to continue rising until cresting
at around 41.0 feet by Tuesday early afternoon. The river is expected
to fall below flood stage by Friday June 16th.
* Impact... at 40.0 feet... the grounds of the older part of Lousiana
state university's Campus become soggy. This includes the area
around the veterinary medicine building, the veterinary medicine
annex, the stadium and Ball fields. The city of Baton Rouge and the
main lsu Campus are protected by levees at this level.
* Impact... at 38.0 feet... river traffic and Industrial activity on the
river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational
safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
* Impact... at 36.0 feet... river traffic and Industrial activity on the
river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational
safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
* Impact... at 35.0 feet... river islands from Red River Landing
downstream to Baton Rouge will be inundated.


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