Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 9:00 p.m.
Since the opening of the Morganza Spillway at 3:00 p.m. today, the National Weather Service's forecast for the Mississippi River has changed in Reserve. This evening the current forecast shows the Mississippi River at the Reserve gauge beginning to crest at 23.8 feet.
The models and forecast show the river maintaining this same level for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. St. John the Baptist Parish Officials are continuing to monitor the river levles and communicate with the Pontchartrain Levee District, the Lafourche Basin Levee District, and the U.S. Corps of Engineers to ensure no changes occur.
Restrictions for the Mississippi River are still in effect until further notice.