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Cross Lake closed to public due to rising waters

On South Lakeshore. Michelle Osborn and daughter noticed on security camera water was rising fast so they quickly drove out to their lake house to gather items that were floating away. (Source: Michelle Osborn) On South Lakeshore. Michelle Osborn and daughter noticed on security camera water was rising fast so they quickly drove out to their lake house to gather items that were floating away. (Source: Michelle Osborn)
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Shreveport Cross Lake Patrol has temporarily closed all publicly-operated boat launches and suspended boat and other water craft traffic on Cross Lake.
 
The closure comes as a result of rising waters, making boat launches inaccessible. Shreveport police say those wishing to fish along the banks of the lake are welcome to utilize the lake; however caution is urged as some areas near the banks may give way to standing water.  

"Cross Lake flood stage is at 172, and it's about that now," said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator at an emergency briefing late Wednesday morning. "We're expecting it to go to 175.5. And then Wallace Lake is at 148 right now and it's expected to go up another 11 or 12 feet. Which it should go over the spillway a good bit. We just don't know what to expect except that we're full of water right now and there's more is on the way."
 
While no date is projected on the re-opening of the lake, authorities expect lake levels may continue to rise with the current forecast calling for additional precipitation.  Cross Lake patrol officers will be monitoring the lake for those who disregard the lake's closed status and they say they will enforce all applicable laws for those violators.

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