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Aug 20, 2013 4:42 AM by AP

$48M floodgate going into operation in Terrebonne

DULAC, La. (AP) - A floodgate designed to insulate portions of Terrebonne Parish from storm surge driven in from the Gulf of Mexico will be dedicated on Wednesday.

The Courier reports the $48 million Bubba Dove Floodgate in the Houma Navigation Canal near Dulac is the linchpin of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system.

Among those expected to attend the ceremonies is state Rep. Gordon Dove, R-Houma. The floodgate is named after Dove's son, who died in a 2009 car crash.

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