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Corps to discuss flood threat Tuesday

11 months 21 hours 37 minutes ago January 04, 2016 Jan 4, 2016 Monday, January 04 2016 January 04, 2016 10:32 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

MORGANZA - People here and in other floodways should expect their annual warning in the mail from the Army Corps of Engineers.

The corps said Monday, it disseminated its yearly memo to residents and landowners, reminding them that floodways along the Mississippi River could be activated in a high water event. In Baton Rouge, the Mississippi River was inches shy of its flood stage of 35 feet. In Natchez Mississippi, the river already reached flood stage by lunchtime Monday.

"The notice serves as a reminder to those that live, operate and / or do business within these floodways that there is a risk that they may experience flooding if the floodways are activated," the corps said in a statement.

Tuesday, the corps plans to discuss how it will deal with the river level. At a press conference after lunch, the corps will talk about flood fighting efforts already in progress along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers and discuss the potential operation of Bonnet Carré Spillway near New Orleans. Watch Tuesday editions of WBRZ News 2 and monitor WBRZ.com for updates.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest later in January.

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