After the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge appeared to hit its crest Tuesday, the water levels will slowly fall.

After briefly reaching 44 feet at the Baton Rouge gauge every day between Friday and Monday, Mississippi water levels remained at or above 44 feet most of the day Tuesday, topping out at 44.18 feet about 2 a.m., National Weather Service readings say.


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Watch aerial footage and see images of the river as of Wednesday below.