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River Crest expected Wednesday

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:05am

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The water level in the Mississippi River Tuesday morning was reported at just over 44.5 feet in Baton Rouge. That means it hasn't gone up very much in the last 24 hours.

The crest is expected to hit Baton Rouge Wedenesday morning at 45 feet.

The National Weather Service says once that crest is reached, it'll stay at that level for at least two weeks.

Onshore, reports of sand boils and seepage through cracks in the levee are becoming more common/

DPW officials say sand boils and some ponding, especially within 3000 feet of the levee is something they're aware of and don't consider it to be a major threat. If you see boils on ponding - call DPW at (225) 389-2100.

Mississippi Rising

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