Louisiana Gov. Jindal declares emergency as Mississippi River rises

Posted on May 16, 2013 By

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – As the Mississippi River rises, Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Wednesday in preparation of crests in the state that are predicted to be well above flood stage. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings along the length of the river from Arkansas City, Ark., south to Baton Rouge, including at Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss., according to forecaster Danielle Manning. Read more

Despite having to turn off 150 automated gauges now and possibly another 200 soon due to SEQUESTRATION, we remain fairly confident our heroes at USGS can hold The Line. As we move into Flood Season up and down the Mississippi Watershed, it’s good to check the USGS regularly to follow and prepare.

~ USGS~Flood Stage Levels current ‘real-time’ guage readings. This is active data. ~New Orleans,LA ~Bonnet Carre Spillway, LA ~Baton Rouge, LA ~Old River Outflow Channel, LA ~Atchafalaya River @ Simmesport, LA ~Knox Landing, LA ~Natchez, MS ~Vicksburg, MS ~Greenville, MS ~Wolf River @ Memphis, TN ~Cairo, IL ~Cape Girardeau, MO ~St. Louis, MO ~Hannibal, MO ~Grafton IL

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