CPSO warns Red River levels rising - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

CPSO warns Red River levels rising


The Red River is on the rise, just in time for Memorial Day.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office let KSLA News 12 on their boat to see why that can be dangerous for boaters. "The river is coming up again, probably between now and Sunday, is the latest prediction is a foot and a half, and you'll notice some debris out on the waterway. That is a little bit of a concern for us," says Donna Jackson, with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Unit. That debris can be very dangerous.

Jackson says whole trees and large branches are floating down the river. "People can run into it, damage their boats, kids, they're going tubing, they could hit a log or something like that and hurt themselves." 

Hitting some of this debris could cause some expensive damage to your boat, not to mention what would happen if that boat was pulling skiers, wake boarders, or tubers. "Make sure that you are watching. We have a lot of debris out and it's not always visible, sometimes its underwater piece of debris. Just be aware the river is rising and be cautious."

Jackson adds that this does not affect area lakes.

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