Red River Will Continue to Rise Through Late Friday

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The National Weather Service in Shreveport is forecasting that the Red River at Shreveport-Bossier City will continue to rise to a level near 31.5 feet by late Friday afternoon January 1, 2016. Once the crest has been reached late Friday, the water level will begin to recede.

Flood level for the Red River at Shreveport-Bossier City is 30 feet. As of 8pm on Thursday December 31, 2015, the National Weather Service at Shreveport reported the Red River at Shreveport-Bossier City to be at 30.5 feet (which is considered minor flooding).

With the Red River at Shreveport rising to near 1.5 feet above flood stage by late Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service is predicting a moderate flood event. As a result, some roadway flooding/closures may be possible such as: the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City and the Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport.

BPT will monitor Red River conditions as they change and will post updates on our website at: www.bossierpress.com and also on our Facebook Page at: Bossier Press Tribune.