This past weekend saw heavy rainfall rates along the already swollen Red River basin. Several areas around the Red River in the ArkLaTex are expected to hit flood stages or crest by the end of May, and early June.
Farmers and those who live near the Red River need to keep aware of these levels throughout the week and take necessary steps to keep themselves, their loved ones and their valuables safe.
Flooding across the Red River may come near, if not surpass levels set back in the 1990 flood.
Red River near DeKalb, TX at Pecan Point:
The Red River near De Kalb could see historic flooding this week. Already, well above flood stages. It hit major flood stage late Sunday evening. It should crest by late Thursday, but an additional rise in water level is possible after that point.
Red River at Index, AR:
The Red River at Index, AR, which is north of Texarkana is creeping towards flood stage. It is forecast to crest 5 feet above flood stage.
Red River at Fulton, AR:
The Red River at Fulton, AR has fallen just a bit, but is forecast to rise to near 32 feet by June 3rd. That may lead to major flooding across SW Arkansas.
Red River at Shreveport/Bossier City, LA:
The Red River at Shreveport/Bossier City is near flood stage. The river will not crest until June 5th, near 33′. Boat launches and parks surrounding the metro area have already closed.
Red River at Coushatta, LA:
The Red River at Coushatta is already seeing minor flooding, as it has hit flood stage. It will continue to rise until June 6th, where it will crest at 35.5′.
Red River at Grand Ecore, LA:
The Red River at Grand Ecore in Natchitoches Parish is already well above flood stage. It will crest by June 7th near 38.5′.
We will continue to bring you the latest levels of the Red River throughout the course of the week. A Flood Warning will likely continue for communities surrounding the Red River until the beginning of June.
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