NWS extends Sulphur River flood warnings

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By Heather Russell

Staff Reporter

 

With most of the area receiving from 3-6” of rainfall in the last seven days, western Bowie County residents are seeing some minor flooding in low lying areas.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) Shreveport, the Red River at Pecan Point crested around 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2017 at 25.53 feet. Flood stage is 24 feet. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2017 the river was receding and is forecast to continue to fall.

However, the Sulphur River below Talco continues to rise, and NWS flood warnings have been extended to the morning of Sunday, July 9, 2017. Current stage is 24.2 feet and is expected to rise to near 25.5 feet by early Friday morning. Flood stage is 20 feet. The Sulphur is forecast to fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting moderate flooding of lowland and urges anyone with cattle or equipment near the river to move to higher ground.

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