- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - With more rain Monday in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, forecasters are saying it’s too soon to expect the Red River to begin falling.

Tim Humphrey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says that while water may not rise much now, heavy rains upstream could push the Red River up in about a month.

He tells The Town Talk (https://townta.lk/1EtOptC) that impacts are uncertain, because of the time delay and questions about how much the river will fall in the meantime.

Humphrey says local rainfall shouldn’t raise the river too much in coming weeks, instead citing a concern for flash flooding.

High water has closed recreation areas and boat launches, closed some locks and dams and led to more restrictions on barge traffic.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com


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