Friday, June 5, 2015

Red River Flooding Roundup June 5

Taking pictures of the river just got a whole lot more challenging unless you are a drone or a helicopter:  both the Clyde Fant and the Arthur Ray Teague Parkways are closed.

The new projected crest is a foot higher than expected and crest is now expected at 36.5.

I'm going to see what kind of photos I can get today, but in the meantime, there are some great things online.

A little roundup:

The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office posted some amazing pictures yesterday.  This one is the Stoner Boat launch:

Stoner Boat launch (BPSO photo)
You can see the water getting very close to the Parkway toward the left side of the photo.  The parking lot is entirely under water.  The skate park and VA overflow parking lot appears okay in this picture.

This is why you don't build inside a levee:

River Bluff subdivision, Bossier (BPSO photo)

This is the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge and you can see the water gathering on the other side of the Parkway and War Veterans Home.  This water was increasing and getting on the road which is why they closed the Parkway; they capped the culverts and are pumping the water back into the river.

Red River and Arthur Ray Teague Parkway (BPSO photo)
Here is video from the Bossier Sheriff's office:

The Hayride has a nice roundup of photos.

The KTAL news anchor waded out into the water in front of SciPort this morning:

Clyde Fant Parkway is flooded in front of SciPort (KTAL photo)
Wells Island road:

Current status and projections:

Via KTBS, here are the road closures as of about 9:30 this morning:
Clyde Fant Parkway SB from Milam to Stoner Ave
Clyde Fant Parkway NB from Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy to Milam
Crockett Street EB from Spring Street to Clyde Fant Parkway
100 Block of Crockett Street to 600 block of Commerce Street
Hilary Huckaby III @ Russell Road
Holcomb Drive @ Old Blanchard Road
Jack Wells Boulevard / Clyde Fant Parkway to Airport Drive * 1 block
Wells Island Road /Mayfair
Russell Road/I-220
Nash Street, Bonnie Street, Gain Street, Hall Street - 1700 blk
Perrin Street / Hartman Street 2100 block
Dixie Shreveport Road - I-220 to George Road
Old Mooringsport Road- Dixie Shreveport to I-220
Russell Road-Hilary Huckaby III to Cross Bayou
Russell Road - Gain Street to Hilary Huckaby III

Governor Bobby Jindal will be in town today to support and monitor flood response.

You can still get sandbags.

Check the current river levels here.

And remember, HIT THE TIP JAR!

Red River Flooding Photos: Part 4 (June 3)
Red River Flooding Roundup June 3
Red River Flooding Photos: Part 3 (June 1)
Red River Flooding Roundup: May 31, 2015.
Red River Flooding photos: Part 1 (May 17)
Red River Flooding Photos Part 2  (May 30)

1 comment:

edutcher said...


BTW, happy 75th anniversary of Dunkirk.

Happy 73rd anniversary of Midway.

Happy 71st anniversary of the liberation of Rome.

(I know you're into WWII)