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  • Morganza Spillway Officially Closed

    July 8, 2011 7:35 PM

    Outdoors-men are taking advantage of the Morganza Spillway being closed again. At the most, seventeen bays were open for the first time since 1973 to prepare for flood waters from the Mississippi River. Nathan Fulmer fishes in the Morganza Spillway every summer. "If we wanted to shoot everything, we... more »
  • Only One Gate Left Open on Morganza Spillway

    June 9, 2011 8:08 PM

    Thursday afternoon officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the second to last gate on the Morganza Spillway. They made the decision to close the gate because the heavy flow that was coming from the Mississippi River decreased. "It's the operational procedure of the spillway. When we opened... more »
  • Trash and Chemicals Surface with Flood Waters

    May 27, 2011 12:07 AM

    With rising flood waters comes another problem, trash and debris floating in that water. Litter and trash are an ongoing problem in Acadiana, but flood waters bring it to the surface. The Morganza Spillway hasn't been opened for 38 years, so just think about all the trash, pesticides and... more »
  • LA Towns on Edge as Spillway Opens

    May 14, 2011 11:24 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Phones at the police department in the little south Louisiana town of Krotz Springs rang nonstop as residents they packed belongings and sought information on the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Saturday's opening of part of the spillway gate structure sent a rush of Mississippi... more »
  • Morgan City Outlines Flood Protection Plans

    May 12, 2011 11:26 PM

    The people of Morgan City filled the town's high school gym Thursday night hoping for more concrete answers about the flood and possible evacuations. Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte outlined a clear plan of the city's flood protection efforts. But even with all of the information, some questions still... more »
  • Lake Fausse Pointe Precautionary Closing

    May 11, 2011 11:49 AM

    The Office of State Parks is reporting that effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, LakeFaussePointeState Park will close as a precautionary measure in anticipation of the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Visitors with reservations at LakeFaussePointeState Park from May 15 through May 27 will be contacted by... more »
  • Residents in Butte La Rose Brace for Floods

    May 11, 2011 3:34 AM

    Many in Butte La Rose spent this past weekend packing up their camps, after officials urged residents to self-evacuate. Among those still moving things out Tuesday, was David Blansett, who wasn't packing up a camp, instead he was leaving his home. "We don't want to take a chance, we're... more »
  • State Officials Discuss Pros and Cons of Morganza Spillway Opening

    May 8, 2011 12:22 PM

    In Pointe Coupee Parish, state officials spent Saturday morning informing dozens of farmers who live and work near the Morganza Spillway about the pros and cons of opening it. Mike Strain with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry told farmers they will lose millions of dollars worth of crops... more »
  • Morganza Spillway could be opened for first time since 1973

    May 4, 2011 11:52 PM

    Heavy rain up north brings the Mississippi River to record levels and the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District is drawing up a game plan in case there is flooding in the basin. There are places along the basin that could be underwater if the Morganza Spillway is opened for the first... more »

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