The Rising Red River

  • Joel Rodgers

As water levels continue to rise, so does flooding concern all around the Red River.

The river currently sits at 31.35 ft, about an inch away from moderate flood level. (see below)

How is it affecting us?

At 30.5ft, Water flows into Traffic Street underneath the Kansas City Southern railroad bridge between Horseshoe Casino and Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.

At 31 feet, Russel Road will be overflowed and closed between Blanchard highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport. Also expect backwater flooding up Cross Bayou, Twelve Mile Bayou, and lower McCain Creek. High water will creep up to near southern Fant Parkway and near the Teague Parkway.

The river is expected to crest soon, but Tuesday’s rainfall can push that back a bit.

To see how the flood water may affect you, head to the National Weather link below.


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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com
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