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Officials monitoring levees northwest of Baton Rouge; Usual high water issues
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March 16, 2018 - ListenUpYall.com

LETTSWORTH – Local and federal officials have been busy dealing with seepage and minor slides along the Mississippi River levee system.

Seepage has been reported along the levee in Pointe Coupee Parish but officials stressed Wednesday morning, issues have not risen to a crisis level. Crews have added sand, sand bags and activated a specialized pumping system near the parish jail in response to the usual issues associated with the river reaching flood stage.

As of Wednesday, there were no plans to open the Morganza flood gates and sources said it's unlikely.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest early next week.

Locals have noticed work along most levees, especially around the flood control structures. While the work is ominous, there's no cause for alarm, officials say.

However, there is significant work north of Pointe Coupee Parish in the remove Black Hawk community in Concordia Parish. Although, authorities said there were no immediate impacts to public safety.

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