Vicksburg, Miss…Due to the higher than normal amount of
rainfall in the Shreveport/Bossier City area and most of central Louisiana, the
Corps’ Vicksburg District have made preparations for Phase II Flood
Fighting. Preparations have been made to
increase the level of response (24 hour surveillance) for monitoring the flood,
looking for overtopping, seepages, as well as slides.
Due to flash
flooding, the Red Chute Bayou is in danger of overtopping. The Red Chute levee
is a 25-year levee, 16.5 miles long and, is maintained by the Bossier Levee
District. Evacuations have been ongoing in this area and some other low lying
areas that are subject to flash flooding.
and federal agencies, including the Corps, and levee boards, are closely
monitoring the conditions in the aforementioned affected areas.
Rivers and Tributaries Project flood protection works in the Lower Mississippi
Valley protect many thousands of homes and businesses, millions of lives, and
vast tracts of fertile cropland.
Release no. 16-010