Heavy rainfall over the weekend has put Bayou Anacoco at a moderate flood level according the National Weather Service.

As of Tuesday morning the bayou was at 22.4 feet causing the closure of some rounds along its winding route across south west Vernon Parish.

Rob Megnia with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles said the potential for moderate flooding will be possible through Friday.

"We expect it to crest somewhere around the 22-foot mark and gradually drop over the next four days," Megnia said. "Flood stage is at 17-feet, so areas along the bayou are at moderate flood risk until then."

The weather service observed six to seven inches of rainfall in some areas on Sunday.

Last weekend's storms have also created the need for water to be released from the Toledo Bend reservoir.

Once the lake level reaches 172.5 feet above mean sea level, which is considered pool, the Sabine River Authority (SRA) follows a specific protocol and will start releasing water based on the volume of water coming into the lake.

As of Tuesday morning, the lake level was at 172.88 feet above mean sea level. The SRA has both generators running and 11 gates open at two feet each.

This allows 35,425 cubic feet per second to spill from the lake.

Flooding from the release is not expected along the Sabine River but the SRA advices residents to monitor the situation over the next few days.