Livingston and Ascension parish officials closed their waterways to recreational boat traffic Saturday morning due to rising water, authorities said.

Boat launches along the Amite River and Diversion Canal in Ascension and Livingston parishes were closed around 10 a.m. and will remain closed to boaters until further notice, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said.

Heavy rains to the north, coupled with high southwest winds, have caused the water to rise in Livingston Parish as well, prompting parish officials to keep boaters out of waterways in both Livingston and Ascension parishes, Webre said.