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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:02 PM CDT Mar. 24, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge.
* Until Wednesday April 17.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river has crested and will continue to slowly fall,
dropping below flood stage on April 17th.
* Impact... at 43.0 feet... shipping and Industrial activities are
significantly affected. Unprotected low-lying areas will be flooded
and agricultural operations will be impacted on the west side of
the river. The city of Baton Rouge is protected by levees at this
level.
* 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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