Army Corps: No topping of levee expected despite forecast

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(WDSU)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – (WDSU)

The Army Corps of Engineers said despite the latest forecast showing the Carrollton Gauge at 20 feet on July 13, levees are not expected to overtop.

Ricky Boyett said the levees can protect up to 25 feet in some spots, 20 feet at the lowest spots.

At this point, Boyett said the Corps does not foresee any topping or overflowing, but could see a splash.

The Corps is working with the Orleans Levee District and says it is too early to tell the impacts on the levees.

The Corps has been dealing with high river problems for months.

The city is protected up to 20 feet in height.

Flood warnings have been issued for Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish and St. James Parish.

Invest 92 L is expected to become a tropical depression late Wednesday or Thursday, with the potential to become a Category 1 hurricane.

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