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  • Flood Gates will Start Opening Today Across Louisiana

    May 9, 2011 6:13 AM

    This morning at 8 am, the Bonnet Carre spillway by New Orleans will be opened diverting water from the Mississippi into Lake Ponchartrain. Closer to home the Morganza Spillway, up in Pointe Coupee Parish will likely open Thursday allowing for increased flow from the Mississippi into the Atchafalaya River.
  • Nation's Largest Flood Gates in New Orleans

    March 3, 2011 7:40 PM

    The nation's largest floodgates are about to be placed in waters south of New Orleans. Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers promised a 100 year storm protection plan would be up by this June. The two flood gates weigh more than fifteen hundred tons. It is just one part... more »

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