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  • Swollen waterways to reopen at noon

    January 21, 2013 10:49 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Livingston parishes announced waterways in both areas will reopen for recreational boat traffic at noon today. The rivers closed after heavy rain and flooding swelled local waterways to unsafe levels. Several parishes around the state delcared disasters after the flooding damaged bridges,... more »
  • Bridge repairs going on after flooding

    January 14, 2013 12:45 PM

    HOLDEN - Public works crews started repairs to bridges damaged by high water in Livingston Parish. Crews went out this morning to the Frank Ballard Road Bridge, one of several in the Holden area which were damaged. Parish DPW crews said the bridge floated about four feet off its... more »
  • Mayor Holden signs disaster declaration for EBR

    January 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden officially declared a local disaster for East Baton Rouge Parish after two days of rainfall and localized flooding. The declaration activates parish emergency response plans and other activities. Holden's office noted that while the rain has stopped, the Amite and Comite rivers... more »
  • Rough start to alligator season in Livingston Parish Play Video

    September 12, 2012 4:10 PM

    HEAD OF ISLAND- Alligator hunters say Hurricane Isaac caused several problems as the season gets underway. Livingston waterways were closed until this week, high water levels have pushed alligators into uncommon areas, and recent cool weather means the reptiles move around less. Gator hunter Kenny Watts said there... more »
  • Rain, river levels continue to rise in Mississippi

    August 29, 2012 5:17 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The National Weather Service says tropical storm force winds could continue past midnight into early Thursday morning in coastal and south Mississippi. Meteorologists are predicting as much as 11 inches of rain by Monday in parts of Mississippi. The Gulfport airport had recorded about 6... more »
  • Corps: Low Mississippi causes harbor closures

    August 21, 2012 3:32 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing towboats and barges to run aground on the Mississippi River are expected to continue into October. Major Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps'... more »
  • 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed

    August 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The U.S. Coast Guard says 97 boats and barges are waiting for passage along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed because of low water levels. Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Tippets told The Associated Press on Monday that the stretch of river near... more »
  • Crawfish season could end early Play Video

    April 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    BELLE RIVER- The crawfish season could end sooner than expected because of falling water levels in the Atchafalaya Basin. Overnight, levels near Belle River dropped at least three inches, leaving just a few feet to fish. "You got traps that you can't get to just to make it... more »
  • USGS watching as river levels swell Play Video

    January 26, 2012 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL- Only hours after the capital city area got more than two inches of rain, the United States Geological Survey was monitoring river changes using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler. "It uses Doppler sound technology and when we move it across it's actually pinging the bottom of the river... more »
  • Mississippi river levels dropping

    October 17, 2011 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- The Mississippi River is nearly 20 feet below flood stage, in stark contrast with the swollen behemoth it was in May-- nearly ten feet above flood stage. That's because a drought in the mid west means land north of Baton Rouge has soaked up much of the... more »
  • Corps to close Old River Lock on Tuesday

    May 10, 2011 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Old River Lock at Lettsworth will be closed to navigation starting tomorrow because of high water levels, according to the Corps of Engineers. A Corps spokesperson said the machinery that opens the gate could get flooded if water levels reach 63 feet at the Old... more »
  • Jindal: Morganza Spillway decision could come today

    May 9, 2011 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In his latest update on rising river levels, Governor Bobby Jindal said a decision to open the Morganza Spillway could come later today from the Corps of Engineers. Jindal said requests had formally been made and Corps officials in charge of the decision were going to... more »
  • Corps to open Bonnet Carre Spillway Monday

    May 5, 2011 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley and rising Mississippi River water stages and flow are prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Monday, May 9, 2011 to keep the volume of Mississippi River flows at New Orleans from exceeding... more »
  • Gov. Jindal gives update on river levels

    May 5, 2011 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Goverrnor Bobby Jindal is warning people that could be affected by spillways on the Mississippi River being opened to start making their evacuation plans now. The governor gave an update on river levels this morning after a meeting with the Unified Command Group in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Pinnacle Casino opening pushed back to summer 2012

    April 28, 2011 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Volatile river levels have pushed back the opening of the Pinnacle Casino being built along the Mississippi in Baton Rouge. The company announced that the casino and hotel wouldn't open until the summer of 2012 because construction had to be delayed due to high water levels.... more »
  • False River drawdown postponed

    August 16, 2010 6:17 AM

    State officials say the plan to lower False River's water levels to improve the decaying lake's water quality has been postponed indefinitely. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cancelled the drawdown until the ongoing study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is complete. The study has two parts.... more »
  • Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

    May 17, 2010 6:33 AM

    A new study suggests a possible link between children's attention-deficit disorder and exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. The study in the journal Pediatrics found detectable levels of pesticide compounds in the urine of almost all the children studied. The kids with higher levels had increased chances... more »

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