For the past couple of weeks, people in Monroe and West Monroe have been watching the Ouachita River even more than usual. Why? Because a beautiful 2-unit condo building is about to COLLAPSE into the River!
For those of you who are not from this area, the Ouachita River was extremely high for several weeks. This caused the river bank to become totally saturated. When the river began to go down, the bank became unstable.
Officials report that the river bank has failed in numerous places along the course of the Ouachita, but it's too expensive to repair. It would take a couple million dollars for EACH location to be shored up and/or stabilized. Can you imagine?
The unlucky owners of this building were able to save their belongings, but both units will be in the river soon. It's just a matter of time. By the way, there's a small wood house behind that tree to the right that will be going into the river soon, too.
Here's a shot of the high water a few weeks ago. I wish I had taken one of the area where the condo is located, but I had no idea of what was to come!
I'll keep you posted as the situation unfolds.
Gayle Causey, 318-614-5615
Keller Williams Realty
Monroe, LA USA