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High water halts boat traffic on Bayou Vermilion

Posted: 11:17 AM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 12:17:21-04

According to the Bayou Vermilion District, all boat traffic on the Vermilion is prohibited at this time.

The restriction is due to the river being above flood stage. The District says that the creation of wakes caused by boating traffic can be a problem for bank erosion and push water into the backyards of homeowners along the river.

Once the water returns to a safe level, boat traffic can resume. Until then, boaters should be aware that no boat traffic will be allowed on the river.