A car is submerged by flood waters off Eden Church Rd. in Denham Springs (Photo: LPSO)

Livingston Parish flooding update: Amite River forecast to reach minor flood stage

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Flash flooding has dumped several inches of rain in Livingston Parish Sunday causing high water on roads in parts of the parish.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have been working with partners to assess the high water. From reports it appears that parts of Denham Springs was the hardest hit by heavy rain moving through the Baton Rouge area.

In a Facebook post by LPSO, you could see a car submerged in the flood waters. The photo was taken off Eden Church Rd. near North Park in Denham Springs.


There were more than a dozen roads with high water on them in Livingston Parish Sunday.

Western part of Livingston Parish:

– Eden Church/Prince Charles

– Macarthur/Black Mud

Tara/Glacier Bay

Eastern part of Livingston Parish:

– McLin Rd from the bridge to Texas St

– Several areas north of 26700 block of Fire Tower Rd

– Leroy Magee – passable by truck/SUV

Denham Springs:

– S Woodcrest/Florida

– Jean St/S Woodcrest

– Elmer St/Rushing

– Capital St/S Range

– North St/S Range

– Florida/Hummell

– Judy St to N Range NB and some areas SB

Denham Springs resident Ronnie McDaniel posted about high water in his neighborhood Sunday morning. Plantation Garden Homes neighborhood off Vincent Rd. Others have posted about water on the roads in Plantation Estates in Denham Springs.

Photo: Ronnie McDaniel

The LPSO says there have been multiple reports of cars that are flooded out and multiple reports of vehicles driving through high water pushing water into yards and even into houses in some cases.

River Forecast

The Amite River at Denham Springs is forecast to approach minor flood stage by Monday or Tuesday. The current forecast does not have the Amite going over 28.7 ft. Minor flood stage is at 29 ft. The river is expected to begin falling Wednesday afternoon and be at normal levels Thursday or Friday.

The Amite River at Bayou Manchac Point is also forecast to be close to minor flood stage by Wednesday before falling to normal levels Saturday.

The Amite River at Port Vincent is currently forecast to be a foot below minor flood stage and not pose any flood threats at this time. The river is currently forecast to begin falling Friday.

The Tickfaw River at Holden is forecast to reach minor flood stage Tuesday into Wednesday. Minor flood stage is 15 ft., and that is the current forecast for the Tickfaw. The river forecast shows shows the Tickfaw falling into normal river levels by Thursday afternoon.

Nation Weather Service Update

The National Weather Service says the flash flood warning for Baton Rouge expired around 2 p.m. Sunday. An areal flood warning is in effect.

The NWS says this means there is little to no additional rain expected, but they say lingering flooding and minor rises on local creeks are possible.

Some areas around Baton Rouge saw between 5-6″ of rainfall Sunday. Most areas saw anywhere from 2-3″ of rain. Some of that rainfall fell within a short period of time.

The Amite River is expected to reach minor flood stage in some areas of Livingston Parish.

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