Local rivers reopen after storm

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Local waterways have re-opened after last week's storm that caused high water. Officials said rivers in Ascension, Livingston, and St. James Parish opened at noon. Authorities deemed the rivers to be dangerous because of the increase of debris in the water.

"If a skier is going 30mph, and he happens to hit a log, that could be a pretty dangerous situation," said Lester Kenyon with the Ascension Parish government.

"When you have these types of weather events, the water basins fill up pretty quick which brings in a lot of floating debris," Kenyon added.

Michelle Krieger was canoeing out on the Amite River. She said she can appreciate that kind of concern, and she was pretty stoked about the river re-opening.

"I was going to try and come last week, but I saw that it was closed. But it's good to be out you know making sure that I stay active," said Krieger.

Access to the Blind River at the Marvin Braud Pump Station has not yet reopened.

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