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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:56 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge.
* From Thursday morning to Saturday March 24.
* At 8:00 PM Saturday the stage was 28.9 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage by
Thursday March 1st and then continue rising until cresting at or
near 40.0 feet by Friday March 16th.
* Impact... at 40.0 feet... the grounds of the older part of Louisiana
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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