Bayou, lake above flood stages
A flood warning continues through today for Bayou Dorcheat from Springhill all the way to – and including – Lake Bistineau.
According to the National Weather Service, Dorcheat was expected to rise to 18 feet by early today, with 14 feet as the recorded flood stage.
Nearer Springhill, on Friday, Dorcheat was more than 3.5 feet above flood stage and still rising; however Lake Bistineau was less than a foot above flood stage of 142.5 feet. The lake is expected to continue rising until Tuesday.