Area waterways pushed to flood stages, still rising

Published: Mar. 10, 2016 at 4:16 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2016 at 2:07 PM CST
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(KSLA) - Ongoing flooding is expected to continue as additional heavy rain tracks through the area Wednesday night and into Thursday, and it's not good news in areas where local waterways are already in flood stage and still rising.

The Red River has already risen between 3 to 6 feet from Pecan Point southward to Grand Ecore. The Red is forecasted to rise up between 12 to 13 feet higher than when the heavy rain started, and this will develop a crest on the Red that will bring the river near or slightly above most minor flood stages through the week and into the weekend.

Areas of even larger concern are along the Sabine River, specifically at Logansport, LA. The river there is already above flood stage and is expected to rise to major flood stage by Friday morning.

Other areas of concern include Cross Lake, Lake Bistineau, and Bayou Dorcheat. Cross Lake is already above flood stage, and has also already hit numbers higher than what we saw during 2015's major flooding along the Red River, according to data from the US Geological Survey.

Bayou Dorcheat at Lake Bistineau is already in major flood stage, and is nearly a record crest of 148 feet by as early as Thursday morning.

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