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Pearl River flooding closes Old Highway 11 in St. Tammany

Pearl River flooding closes Old Highway 11 in St. Tammany

Author: Action News 17/Tuesday, April 23, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Weather

Pearl River---The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Old Highway 11 in the northern portion of Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in St. Tammany Parish on Tuesday (April 23) due to flooding.

Included in this closure is the Pearl River Honey Island Shooting Range located in the WMA This closure is deemed necessary to ensure safety and prevent road damage. Once the water recedes, LDWF will inspect, repair and reopen the area once it is determined it is safe for travel.

The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River.

For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2789 

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The Flood Warning continues for
The Pearl River Near Pearl River.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.


* Forecast...The river will continue rising to a crest near 17.3
feet by tomorrow morning and then begin falling.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet...Improved roads near the river will be
covered with low water. Gum Bayou will back up flooding the lower
portions of streets in River Garden Subdivision. Secondary roads to
the river and throughout Honey Island Swamp will remain inundated.
Property in the vicinity of the gage is flooded threatening about
20 homes along the left bank.


* Impact...At 17.0 feet...When the river is falling, water on low
lying property and over the lower portions of streets in River
Gardens Subdivision will slowly begin to drain.


* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Lower portions of streets in River Gardens
Subdivision will begin to flood. Secondary roads to the river and
throughout Honey Island Swamp will remain inundated. Property in
the vicinity of the gage is flooded threatening about 20 homes
along the left bank. The Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge will
be closed to hunting at the 15.5 foot stage.


* Impact...At 15.5 feet...Secondary roads to the river and throughout
Honey Island Swamp are inundated. Property in the vicinity of the
gauge is flooded threatening about 20 homes along the left bank. The
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to hunting at
the 15.5 foot stage.


* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Secondary roads to the river and throughout
Honey Island Swamp are inundated. Property in the vicinity of the
gauge is flooded threatening about 20 homes along the left bank.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet...The east and west channels of the river will
begin to merge. Honey Island Swamp trails will be under water as
inundation of the swamp begins.

 
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