NWS: Flooding expected on the Red for the next several days
Posted on 2/26/2018 10:34:00 AM.
Flooding in north Louisiana remains a concern as a stubborn storm system dropped several inches of rain this weekend. National Weather Service hydrologist C.S. Ross says they are concerned about flooding on the Red River for the next several days.

"The crest will be moving through Shreveport during Tuesday then downstream through Coushatta and Grand Ecore and Alexandria the remainder of this week."
 
The Ouachita River is also expected to crest in Monroe later this week as well as nearby bayous and rivers. Areas in central Louisiana are also expected to get hit with high water as well further downstream on the lower Red River. Ross says there isn’t a break from the rainy conditions.
 
"Another storm system with potential heavy rainfall during mid-week and another storm system this weekend coming up."
 
Ross says if the predictions hold true, several roads will be impacted as the Red hits flood stage.
 
"In addition travel with become increasingly difficult as backwater flooding affects the tributaries of the Red and floods roadways and access roadways."
 
The Red River is expected to rise to 39 feet at Shreveport by Wednesday, six feet above flood stage.
C.S. Ross, National Weather Service, flooding Red River



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