How Will Flood in Shreveport Compare to Flood of 2016?
The flooding we are experiencing in the Shreveport area could be comparable to what we saw back in 2016 when hundreds of residents were impacted by high water.
Back in March of 2016 there was local flash flooding due to intense storms in the City. Cross Lake and Wallace lake reached their FEMA 100 year elevations. We also had flooding around Cross Bayou. There are concerns about flooding on some local lakes.
A report from the City of Shreveport says over 178 homes reported damage. There were also 715 individual claims made to FEMA in Caddo Parish and nearly 250 flood insurance claims were made in Caddo Parish.
What Is Status of Cross Lake?
Currently at 173.5 feet and rising. It is forecasted to crest at 174 feet by the afternoon of Tuesday, January 31. Depending on additional rain, it may crest at 177 feet by the end of the week.
Flood stage is 173 feet.
March 2016 Cross Lake crest at 177.01 feet flooding dozens of homes.
April 1991 Cross Lake crest at 176.4 feet
What Is the Status of Wallace Lake?
Wallace Lake is currently at 150.43 feet
Flood stage is 150 feet.
Wallace Lake is expected to crest at 152 feet by Tuesday, January 31. But depending on additional rainfall amounts, the lake could rise to a crest of 156 feet by the end of the week.
March 2016 Wallace Lake crest at 158 feet
April of 1991 Wallace Lake crest at 159.30 feet
Shreveport put in place some plans to make changes including the purchase of a new sandbag machine. Leaders also discussed the need to buy and tear down flood prone properties.
The National Weather Service says there are no concerns of Caddo Lake or the Red River cresting at flood levels.