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Army Corps of Engineers activates second phase of flood fight procedures

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Mississippi River at the Carrollton gage has risen to 15.0 feet prompting the New Orleans District to activate the second phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River.

The New Orleans District will begin daily patrolling of levees along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Venice.

Increased patrols help ensure our ability to respond quickly to any problem areas that may develop along the levee system because of the elevated water levels.  Also, construction projects within 1500 feet of the levee system that were previously permitted must be shut down.

An inspector found on the levee near the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge said he surveyed the structure from Donaldsonville to Baton Rouge and saw no noticeable problems. 

As part of the inspections, representatives from the Corps and the local levee district check for any cracks in the wall. They also make sure there are no barges within 180 feet of the walls and that there is no seepage under the levee. 

The Corps is not initiating phase two activation on the Atchafalaya, but is monitoring river levels on that system.

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