March 12 Update:

The Corps of Engineers, Chicot County and Desha County offices of emergency management along with partnering organizations are engaged in proactive efforts to inspect the levee system during this highly water event. There have been several slides identified and reported to us. These areas, along with the entire levee system, are being monitored daily. At this time there are no concerns with the performance or integrity of the levee system. — Corps of Engineers

Mike Morgan
Chicot County Emergency Management

March 2: Attention: To all residents of Chicot County and surrounding Arkansas and Mississippi counties and Louisiana parishes.

The Southeast Arkansas Levee District roadway and ramps will be closed Wednesday March 7, at 1 a.m., until further notice, from Pendelton, Arkansas to the Louisiana state line, due to the rising waters of the Mississippi River.

All violators will be prosecuted.

Permits for essential use only may be obtained from  the Chicot and Desha County judges.

Johnny Johnson
President Southeast Arkansas Levee District

 

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