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Heal, E.N. and Breaker, B.K., 2017, Flood Inundation Extent and Depth in Selected Areas of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi in March 2016 (ver.1.1, September 2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Heavy rainfall occurred across Louisiana during March 8-19, 2016, as a result of a massive, slow-moving southward dip in the jet stream, which moved eastward across Mexico, then neared the Gulf Coast, funneling deep tropical moisture into parts of the Gulf States and the Mississippi River Valley. The storm caused major flooding in north-central and southeastern Louisiana. Digital flood-inundation maps for a 20.1-mile reach within the community of Minden near Lake Bistineau in Bossier Parish and Bienville Parish, LA was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support response and recovery operations following a March 8-19, 2016 flood event. The inundation maps depict [...]


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