Flooding predicted along sections of Red River
SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service is warning of flooding along the Red River in northwest Louisiana.
Forecasters say the river will peak at a moderate flood stage at Shreveport Tuesday, with major flood crests predicted downriver at Coushatta on Wednesday and Grand Ecore on Thursday.
Officials tell KSLA-TV that a few neighborhoods unprotected by levees in Bossier Parish may flood. Those areas were affected by severe flooding last June, prompting a moratorium on new developments inside the levees.
Flooding is also predicted on Caddo Lake, straddling the Louisiana-Texas line.
Downstream, backwater flooding is predicted along bayous and rivers that feed into the Red, and in thousands of acres of flood plain used for grazing and fields.
Heavy rains in northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas are causing rising water.