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Monroe floodwall raised for inspection

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Tensas Basin Levee District employees are raising the folding floodwall in downtown Monroe this week for inspection purposes.

The wall protects much of the city from the Ouachita River, although the river has only been high enough to reach the wall once. That was during the 1991 flood.

John Stringer, executive director of the Tensas Basin Levee District, tells The News-Star the inspection is required once every three years.

He said the river remains close to pool stage with no immediate threat of flooding.

The flood wall consists of 142 individual 10-foot concrete panels.

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