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Calcasieu River Reopens to Recreational Boat Traffic

Post Date:07/19/2019

The Calcasieu River is now open to recreational boat traffic.

Dick Gremillion, Director of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said the river’s level has receded and all restrictions have been lifted.

The Police Jury issued the closure on July 15 for the Calcasieu River, English Bayou and all areas north of the Saltwater Barrier to the parish line, including the West Fork of the Calcasieu River, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Barry.

Additionally, parish boat launches will reopen as of sunrise Saturday, July 20. Anthony Ferry Boat Launch will remain closed until further notice.

Parish officials urge residents to use caution because of high waters, strong currents and debris.

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