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  • Donaldsonville falls short of money for levee project check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 4, 2015 6:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A project to improve a portion of the levee has run out of money and city officials have no idea where they can get more. It's all part of a riverfront development project. Benches, lights, and pavement have started to pop up on the levee, near the... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish works to plug hole in levee

    October 26, 2015 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish spokesman Michael Powell says crews are working to plug a 5- to 8-foot hole in a 4-foot-high levee protecting the Myrtle Grove subdivision before floodwaters can reach the parish's main highway. He says the houses themselves are not in any danger because they're built... more »
  • Army Corps of Engineers to begin levee inspections

    July 18, 2015 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning daily inspections of levees from Baton Rouge to Venice as the Mississippi River rises. The corps says in a news release that construction projects within 1,500 feet of the levee will be halted. Inspectors also will look for scouring... more »
  • Farmers blame Army Corps for flooded crops check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2015 7:45 PM

    MORGANZA - Farmers face a total loss of their crop when water overtopped a levee near Morganza. The farmers said it could have been avoided if the Army Corps of Engineers hadn't got in the way. The rising Mississippi River caused the flooding and put 4,000 acres of soybeans... more »
  • Work gears up on Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project

    June 3, 2015 5:11 AM

    HOUMA- Work is moving ahead to complete the central part of a levee system to protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Bids for roughly $21 million of levee work are expected to go out this week for the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system. Reggie Dupre, the Terrebonne Parish Levee District director, said the... more »
  • Police identify human remains found near LSU

    February 15, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators for Baton Rouge Police say the human remains they found near LSU's campus belong to a 56-year-old man. According to Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police, they found the remains behind the levee near River Rd. and Skip Bertman Dr. around 5:15 p.m. on... more »
  • Human remains found by levee near LSU

    February 14, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say they found what appears to be human remains near LSU's campus. According to Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police, the remains were located near River Rd. and Skip Bertman Dr. closer to the levee. Police are still investigating the scene. For further... more »
  • Levee plans revealed, residents weigh-in on design check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT - Wednesday night, people unprotected from flooding learned about plans to protect them from high water since Ascension Parish is moving forward with a project approved by voters in 1983. Already, pumping stations and a flood-wall have been built. The final piece is a 4.5 mile levee... more »
  • Meeting scheduled to talk about new levee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. AMANT- Next week, parish officials will discuss a proposed levee system that would protect the area from backwater flooding. Work is moving forward on the extension of the Laurel Ridge Levee. The levee currently ends at Gold Place Road. Engineers have plans to extend it to Wall Cemetery... more »
  • Bigger, better improvements for Downtown BR in 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2015 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Downtown Development District saw plenty of improvements last year, but they've got even bigger plans in 2015. Over the weekend, crews put the finishing touches on some walkways from North Blvd. to Florida. 300 units are also under construction to bring more residents to the... more »
  • Lighting Santa's way with bonfires, gumbo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tradition continues this weekend in St. James Parish. Dozens of bonfire structures have already popped up near Gramercy and Lutcher. They're used to light the way for Santa on Christmas Eve. Family and friends spend weeks constructing the elaborate structures. Some are as tall... more »
  • Levee work begins on False River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2014 5:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Work has begun to build a ring levee on the south flat of False River to improve the water quality in the popular oxbow lake. Contractors started work on the ring levee Monday and hope to have it finished by the end of January. Another contractor... more »
  • School leaders consider flood walls to protect schools

    September 29, 2014 6:40 AM

    ABBEVILLE - School officials in Vermilion Parish are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish's schools from floodwaters. They are determined not to see a replay of problems encountered with flooded schools following Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Ike in... more »
  • Young man's body found badly beaten could be ID'd today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 3:24 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley told News 2 Thursday that a body found on an Ascension Parish levee was too badly beaten for them to make a quick identification. Deputies found the body of a young black male on the levee near Donaldsonville Thursday afternoon. Wiley said the body... more »
  • Backwater flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    MATHEWS, La. - DPW crews continued to check levees in Lafourche Parish for weak spots after a breach earlier this week that officials said was due to backwater flooding in Ascension and St. John parishes. Lafourche Parish leaders declared a state of emergency after the breach Monday night in... more »
  • Ascension flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 3, 2014 11:00 PM

    CHOUPIC- North of Thibodaux, on the route to Vacherie, crews had to plug a leak in a levee, blamed on rising water in parishes closer to Baton Rouge. An emergency declaration was issued even though the leak was quickly repaired. The leak was located on a levee off Highway... more »
  • At the Capitol With Rep. Eddie Lambert check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2014 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sen. Eddie Lambert (R-Gonzales) stopped by 2une In Tuesday to talk about the final week of the legislation, particularly the battle over the budget. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • Livingston passes flood resolution

    March 13, 2014 10:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders want to establish a coalition to look at flooding issues along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. The Livingston Parish Council discussed a resolution Thursday after residents complained about issues, possibly from neighboring parishes. Specifically, people want to target levees and pumping stations in other parishes... more »
  • People push for flood study; blame EBR, Ascension

    February 27, 2014 10:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There's a push to study flooding, specifically targeting levees and pumping stations in other parishes, to determine if those features contribute to flooding problems in this parish. But, the Livingston Parish Council tabled a resolution Thursday night to begin the process. It would bring in a team... more »
  • Corps levee plan leaves out Ascension check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2013 4:49 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Army Corps of Engineers has decided to go forward with a levee plan that does not include protection for Ascension Parish. Tuesday, the Corps announced they would move forward with Alternative C, a plan which includes levee protection around St. John and populated portions of... more »
  • Bike and pedestrian path has opened

    October 20, 2013 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After years planning and 11 months of construction, a 2-mile bike and pedestrian path has opened along the Mississippi River levee in the city's Algiers area. The Times-Picayune reports the $3 million project, commissioned by the Algiers Development District, is an asphalt ribbon connecting the Algiers Point... more »
  • Ascension promised a levee system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2013 10:37 PM

    GONZALES - Leaders have committed to pay $10 million for a levee around Ascension Parish if the federal government decides not to pay the bill. The New Orleans District Army Corps of Engineers is leaning toward building a new system, classified as Alternative C, surrounding parts of St. James... more »
  • Even in shutdown, Corps still plans to talk Ascension levees Wed.

    October 1, 2013 10:27 PM

    GONZALES- The government shutdown will not cancel a planned meeting to talk about levee protection in Ascension Parish. The Army Corps of Engineers will meet with residents Wednesday night at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The federal delegation will discuss design plans for a new levee system. Ascension... more »
  • $5 million project to raise levee between BR, Iberville Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2013 10:25 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- A stretch of levee just north of town, continuing across the Iberville-East Baton Rouge Parish line, is being "lifted" and fortified to protect people from the roaring Mississippi River. Dirt is being added to the top of the levee to raise it a few feet. The project... more »
  • Corps flood plans leave out Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2013 10:49 AM

    GONZALES - The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a flood protection system on the west side of Lake Pontchartrain, but leaves out levee plans for Ascension Parish. The corps proposed a plan that would provide protection for St. John the Baptist Parish, including Laplace, instead of an alternate... more »
  • Levee board's suit moved to federal court

    August 13, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-area levee authority's lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies has been transferred from state to federal court at the request of one of the companies, but the move may be temporary. In a court filing Tuesday, attorneys for Chevron U.S.A. Inc. argue... more »
  • Security tightened for firework show check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement are doing what they can to provide a fun and safe Independence Day in downtown Baton Rouge. Security will be tight for the firework show tomorrow night hosted by WBRZ and The Advocate. Baton Rouge Police Department said they'll be out in full... more »
  • Work on levee system underway

    June 24, 2013 11:47 AM

    HOUMA - Work is underway to tie Terrebonne and south Lafourche's levee systems together. The Courier reports the action will close a gap in the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system and offer some protection from storm surge for residents in parts of both parishes. The preliminary design has... more »
  • Levee district moving ahead with Morganza work

    June 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Levee District is gearing up for its busiest year of levee-building yet as its board plans to move ahead with millions of dollars in construction paid for with a new 1/2-cent sales tax. The Courier reports the board will review its upcoming budget at a meeting... more »
  • Mississippi River floods north Louisiana farmland

    May 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE - The Mississippi River is again flooding about 8,500 acres of farmland in East Carroll Parish's Bunches Bend, which had a huge levee failure in 2011 that wiped out $10 million in crops. The News-Star reports the 2011 breach on the levee's northern end was fixed, but a... more »
  • Louisiana levee plan concerns Mississippi leaders

    May 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he's worried a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding. Hosemann told The Sun Herald that he's concerned about a proposal being considered to build a 24-foot barrier levee near Lake Pontchartrain... more »
  • Crack found in levee during routine check check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Army Corps of Engineer inspectors found a minor crack in the levee near the USS Kidd today during a routine inspection. The inspection, part of the "Phase One Flood Fight," is triggered when the river reaches a certain level, but the Corps says it's no cause for... more »
  • Deficient levees found across America

    January 17, 2013 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. Of those the U.S.... more »
  • 2 accused of illegal hunting, damaging levee

    January 16, 2013 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Marksville men are accused of shooting deer from a levee road in LaSalle Parish and damaging the levee with their truck. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 45-year-old Blaine McNeal and 43-year-old Keith Dauzat were booked with a charge of felony criminal damage to... more »
  • Corps: Morganza levee to cost $12.9 billion

    January 4, 2013 2:50 PM

    HOUMA - The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion. The plan released Friday includes... more »
  • Levee bonfires light the way for Santa check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2012 10:00 PM

    LUTCHER - The lighting of bonfires went off without a hitch Christmas Eve, despite threats of inclement weather. One by one, the bonfires were set fire to by torch at 7 p.m. Surrounding the bonfires, fireworks lit the night sky. The 200-year-old tradition in St. James and St.... more »
  • Annual bonfires will burn despite naughty forecast

    December 24, 2012 5:49 PM

    LUTCHER- An annual Christmas Eve tradition is a go, despite concerns of inclement weather. St. James and St. John parishes will light the bonfires on the Mississippi River levee. There was discussion about cancelling the event because of the severe weather. But, the weather situation is holding-off, and... more »
  • Grand Isle still waiting for levee repairs

    November 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Three months after Hurricane Isaac, Grand Isle is still waiting for repairs to the island's levee system. But Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle tells The Courier he's been told by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the repairs won't begin until June when tourists typically flock... more »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    November 9, 2012 6:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
  • Laplace flooding study to be finished soon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Two months after Hurricane Isaac brought two to four feet of storm surge into hundreds of homes, St. John Parish residents can soon expect answers as to why. Days after the storm, Sen. David Vitter asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate if the protection around New... more »
  • Residents call for levee protections in LaPlace check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    LAPLACE - Six days after thousands of people in St. John and St. James parishes were plucked from their homes due to rising flood water, dozens continue to question why they had no warning. As Isaac slowly rolled in Robin Wolf and her family sat inside their LaPlace home... more »
  • Crews start breaching levee stressed by Isaac

    August 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - Crews are breaching a levee stressed by Isaac's floodwaters in southeast Louisiana's hard-hit Plaquemines Parish. At the same time, water at a dam farther north in Mississippi was released in an effort to prevent flooding there. Officials hope the Thursday breach in Plaquemines Parish will relieve pressure on... more »
  • Levee in Plaquemines Parish to be breached

    August 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state official says the levee in southeast Louisiana's Isaac-flooded Plaquemines Parish will be breached to relieve pressure on it. State Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority head Garret Graves says the levee won't be breached Wednesday because of weather conditions but it will happen as soon... more »
  • Jindal: May break levee to relieve pressure

    August 29, 2012 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says coastal officials may intentionally break a levee on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish to relieve pressure on the structure. At a news conference in Baton Rouge, Jindal said there's no estimate on when that might occur. He says as many as... more »
  • River Road to partially reopen next month

    August 9, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineers said repairs to a portion of River Road affected by record-level flooding on the Mississippi River are taking longer than expected, but they could re-open it on a limited basis next month. The roadway is an important corridor for traffic leaving LSU... more »
  • Terrebonne residents weigh in on tax for levees

    July 3, 2012 9:47 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish residents have given a measure of support at a public hearing in Houma to a 1/2-cent sales tax voters may be asked to approve this winter to help pay for $180 million in new levee protection. The Terrebonne Levee District said the sales tax is necessary... more »
  • WBRZ Channel 2 and The Advocate present Fireworks on the Mississippi

    July 2, 2012 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Join WBRZ Channel 2 and The Advocate as we present our annual "Fireworks on the Mississippi" Independence Day celebration. Show starts at 9 p.m. and can be viewed all along the downtown Baton Rouge Mississippi Levee. If you can't make it out to the fireworks, you... more »
  • Detectives: website linked murderer to victim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 3, 2012 6:13 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Detectives believe the website backpage.com linked a murder victim to the man investigators say killed him. Jason Mascarella, 36, is charged with second degree murder for killing Roderick White, 33. How he did it is what investigators call "heinous, violent, and twisted." Detectives said White... more »
  • Large rocks strengthen downtown levee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Large rocks and boulders will provide added strength to a vulnerable section of the levee in Downtown Baton Rouge. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building the rock berm in February. Ten thousand tons of rock was laid on top of the downslope of the... more »
  • River road to re-open by summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 29, 2012 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - River Road south of LSU between Brightside Drive and Ben Hur Road has been closed for months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adds an extra eight feet of dirt on the levee. Major General and President-Designee of the Mississippi River Commission John Peabody said... more »
  • High water, extra Mississippi River levee checks

    February 10, 2012 4:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for levees... more »
  • Corps of Engineers to receive millions for levee repairs

    December 30, 2011 3:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's getting $802 million to repair levees and other structures damaged by the historic flooding on the Mississippi River this year - work considered urgent before the next spring flood season starts. With forecasts for another wet spring next year,... more »
  • Bonfires set up on levee despite possible rain check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 23, 2011 6:40 PM

    GRAMERCY - Fire department members ensure that Santa's path to the river parishes is well lit on Christmas eve by upholding their unique tradition. The Festival of Bonfire Lights invites locals to build fires along the Mississippi River levee. Janice Kennedy promised herself that if she beat cancer,... more »
  • Levee repairs close River Road for months

    November 10, 2011 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Levee officials closed a portion of River Road near Duncan Pointe today in order to repair damage caused during historic flooding this past spring on the Mississippi River. The $8.85 million project requires the road to be closed for around four months while crews move the... more »
  • Police hoping public will help clear year-old levee murder

    September 20, 2011 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A year after an innocent teen was gunned-down on the Baton Rouge levee downtown, police are still looking for clues. 17-year-old Darius Augustus was shot about this time a year ago. He and younger family members were on the levee waiting for a ride home, after visiting... more »
  • Man accused in hit and run of bicyclist to be sentenced

    September 19, 2011 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of a hit-and-run incident that injured an LSU graduate student and member of the university cycling club a year ago is scheduled to be sentenced today. Marshall Hahn, 31, faces up to 10 years in prison for the incident that injured Mike Bitton. ... more »
  • River Road by Brightside now open

    July 5, 2011 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road by LSU has reopened after water seeping in from the levee forced it to close. The section of road south of Brightside Drive near the BREC Farr Park Equestrian Center had been closed since mid-May. Now the high-water period is... more »
  • "Fireworks on the Mississippi"

    July 4, 2011 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the biggest 4th of July fireworks show in Louisiana at 9 pm and you're invited! The fireworks can be seen from the Mississippi River levee, from both Port Allen and Baton Rouge. Other events that fill the day downtown this Independence Day are as... more »
  • Levees drying up in Baton Rouge, showing damage across the country

    June 27, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Flaws were left behind by the record level of the Mississippi River and could take up to $2 billion to fix. In Baton Rouge, since the river dipped below flood stage, people are seeing fewer sand bags and more dry levee land. Department of Public Works... more »
  • Levee reopens in downtown Baton Rouge

    June 11, 2011 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A portion of the Downtown Levee is now open again to pedestrians and cyclist. The levee river walk was closed while high water threatened Baton Rouge and to prevent accidents near flood protection equipment. Dozens of people returned to the levee Saturday to revisit the river. "It's... more »
  • Part of Baton Rouge levee opens as river falls

    June 11, 2011 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Part of the Mississippi River levee is reopening to pedestrians and bicyclists in downtown Baton Rouge. Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden closed the levee May 13, as crews put sandbags and other flood-control devices in low areas because record high water was expected. Since the river began... more »
  • Downtown BR levee to reopen Saturday

    June 10, 2011 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People will once again be able to walk the levees in downtown Baton Rouge this weekend. Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said the levee north of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino will no longer be off-limits to pedestrians and cyclists starting Saturday. Jim Ferguson with... more »
  • Krotz Springs could still see floodwater

    June 8, 2011 5:20 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS- While waters begin to recede in some parts of Louisiana, backwater flooding is now beginning to threaten parts of Krotz Springs protected by a temporary levee system. Flood waters are a few hundred yards away from the levee constructed by the Louisiana National Guard, but many folks... more »
  • Tiger Dam being removed from BR levees

    June 6, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The downtown levee in Baton Rouge could be open soon, as Department of Public Works are beginning to remove the Tiger Dam system used to protect against possible floods. Workers will take up to ten days to completely drain, remove and store the system before the levee... more »
  • Levees, River Road downtown being reopened

    June 3, 2011 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road in downtown Baton Rouge that was closed due to the rising Mississippi River is back open, and the downtown levees should soon follow suit. DOTD removed sandbags and traffic barriers today from River Road near the Hollywood Casino, which had been... more »
  • Discussions begin to reopen downtown levee

    June 2, 2011 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Public Works is discussing a time line to reopen parts of the downtown levee to pedestrian and bike traffic. Officials with DPW tell News 2 that once the go-ahead is given, the department would need eight to ten days to remove the Tiger Dams... more »
  • Levee renovation in store for Baton Rouge

    June 1, 2011 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers are planning to permanently beef up protection along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. A part of River Road has been closed near Brightside Lane for two weeks while they tested high river pressure at seepage points in the levee, measured water flow from that seepage... more »
  • Melville flood protection working, so far

    May 24, 2011 5:31 PM

    MELVILLE- Melville work crews say the levee protection around the town is working fine, but there are several homes outside the system where water is starting to creep up. Operator Floyd Davenport, Jr., remembers the last major flood in 1973. Davenport says the problems now are not that bad.... more »
  • Mississippi crests in Vicksburg lower than feared

    May 20, 2011 2:33 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The Mississippi River has crested at more than 14 feet above flood stage in Vicksburg, Miss., slightly lower than expected, easing worries about water spilling over a nearby levee and inundating thousands more acres of farmland. Still, officials warn that the flood is by no means over. The... more »
  • Guard completes levee project in Krotz Springs

    May 18, 2011 5:24 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La.- Hundreds of homes might stay dry thanks to a two-mile levee the Louisiana National Guard finished building yesterday. It's in Krotz Springs, La. and protects an area where people where people were told to evacuate. Jeannette Ellis lives across the street from the levee, and plans... more »
  • Mississippi River to crest this week, Atchafalaya the next

    May 16, 2011 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mississippi is set to crest this week, with the Atchafalaya doing the same the next. The Mississippi will rise to 45 feet at Baton Rouge on May 17 and stay at that level for the duration of the week. The river will also crest... more »
  • Mayor: Expect to see water, wet soil

    May 15, 2011 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A warning from the Mayor about "ponding" water because of a rising river. "Even though the opening of the Morganza Spillway is helping to stabilize rising Mississippi River levels, residents can expect to see ponding water in low areas and saturated soils within 3000 feet of... more »
  • Iberville Parish continues flood preparations

    May 14, 2011 8:42 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sandbags are being made available in Iberville Parish to prepare for possible flooding there. A 300-foot stretch of the Mississippi River levee between Bayou Goula and White Castle has been sandbagged as a precautionary measure, according to the parish president's office. Sandbags may also be picked... more »
  • Crews shore up low levee spots in Ascension Parish

    May 13, 2011 8:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Crews are shoring up a portion of levee following concerns raised by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Right now there's work on the levee in front of Aben near the Sunshine Bridge. Prisoners from Hunt Correctional moved thousands of sandbags to raise the height of the levee.... more »
  • La. Guardsmen help raise levee in St. Landry

    May 13, 2011 2:22 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - Louisiana National guardsmen were drafted to help raise a levee to protect 240 homes in Krotz Springs from potential flooding. The guardsmen, part of the 139th Regional Support Group and the 225th Engineer Brigade, began Wednesday building part of a two-mile long levee which raises a... more »
  • Levee protection to be added to low point in south EBR

    May 12, 2011 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two miles of levee will be built higher with sand and dirt since there's a two-foot drop compared to Baton Rouge. The levee south of LSU past the Iberville Parish line has inconsistencies in elevation. The East Baton Rouge side of Manchac Point is where the drop... more »

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