Lawmakers question Red River forecasts

This gauge in Morgan City measures the depth of the Atchafalaya River. Four federal representatives say the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has misread such data from the Red River, leading to changeable and wildly inaccurate crest forecasts.

Several Louisiana congressmen have expressed concerns regarding federal agencies’ “inaccurate cresting predictions” for the Red River, which recently crested 3 feet higher than expected and resulte


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