Amite River at Denham Springs
The rain caused massive flooding along the Comite and Amite rivers, which meet between the cities of Baton Rouge and Denham Springs. The bottleneck brought some of the most severe flooding, with a gauge just below where the two rivers meet measuring more than 17 feet above flood stage at its highest point on Aug. 14.
Amite River at Port Vincent
Floodwaters heading downstream also inundated several communities along the river, including the small town of Port Vincent. A flood gauge there set a new record of 17.45 feet, topping the old record by nearly 3 feet.
Amite River at French Settlement
Over the next few days the water flowed like a slow-moving wave, causing waters to rise in Ascension Parish as the Amite River drained into Lake Maurepas. In the town of French Settlement, the river crested nearly two days after the initial floods.
Sources: FEMA, National Weather Service, NOAA, Google Earth, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap