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Sandbags placed on levee at North Street

4 years ago May 06, 2011 May 6, 2011 Friday, May 06 2011 Friday, May 06, 2011 4:00:29 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE - Ten thousand sandbags were placed on the levee at North Street in downtown Baton Rouge today to prepare for heightened river levels.

A crew of about 40 stacked the sandbags four to five feet high in areas where the levee dips.

The low points are about 47 feet, and the city wants a level of 51 feet as a precaution.

Two miles of the levee will also be reinforced with new tube barriers filled with water, which will add another foot-and-a-half to the top of the levee.

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