Red River levels slowly dropping
SHREVEPORT - Even as the Red River drops a foot a day and flood waters that raged in mid-June recede, people whose homes were ravaged by the deluge continue to clean up.
One of those people is Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, who told The Times he soon may have to clear away what's left of his house north of Shreveport.
The river rose in late May and early June, passing predicted crests of 33, 34, 35 and 36 feet, passing 37 feet and nearing a high-water mark last seen in April 1945 when the waters roiled at 38 feet.
Waters dropped to the 30-foot minor-flood stage in mid-June, and in recent days have dropped by as much as a foot a day, to 26 feet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.