Water falling on Red River, rising on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS - The Mississippi River continues a steady rise, but the Red River's falling in northwest Louisiana.
National Weather Service reports say the Red crested at 10 p.m. Saturday at 31.55 feet, and will fall slowly through the week. In Shreveport, hydro-meteorological technician Lisa May says she's heard of flooding only along one road and in low areas of some parks.
In Memphis, the weather service reports minor river flooding in northwest Mississippi, with major flooding forecast. Meteorologist Zach Maye says the river at Tunica was nearly 5 feet above flood stage, a level that usually floods some roads and agricultural fields.
Downriver at Jackson, the weather service reports minor flooding at Natchez, with the river edging toward flood stage at Vicksburg.
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