"Slow process" of closing spillway begins

Chris Miller
March 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began closing bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

"Based on current conditions on the Mississippi River we will be closing approximately 10 bays today at the Bonnet Carre Spillway," the Corps posted today on its Facebook page.

The Corps began opening the spillway February 27, and opened 206 of the 350 flood bays by yesterday.

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