LIVINGSTON – The Amite River will reopen at noon Friday, May 17, for all water traffic, according to the Livingston Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSE).
The Tickfaw River and Blood River were opened at midnight Thursday, May 16.
All Livingston Parish waterways were closed at midnight Saturday, May 11, after a storm system brought in 2 to 4 inches of rain, pushed the Amite River to flood stage and stirred up debris in the river.
River stages along the Amite River have been dropping since Sunday, according to the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
Here are stages for the Amite River recorded by the service:
• Magnolia: 31.25 feet at 1:30 p.m.
Crested at 42.86. Flood stage is 48.
• Denham Springs: 18.12 feet at 1:15 p.m.
Crested at 31.86. Flood stage is 29.
• Bayou Manchac Point: 6.8 feet at 1:15 p.m.
Crested at 12.24. Flood stage is 9.
• Port Vincent: 4.9 feet at 2:15 p.m.
Crested at 8.97. Flood stage is 8.
• French Settlement: 3.4 feet at 1 p.m.
Crested at 4.21. Flood stage is 4.
• Maurepas: 3.03 at 1 p.m.
Crested at 4.32. Flood stage is 4.