Bonnet Carré Spillway

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Chris Miller
May 10, 2019 - 11:12 am
The Army Corps of Engineers today announced they will open the Bonnet Carre spillway as early as 1 p.m. this afternoon. The corps said due to the heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, it moved up its planned opening, which had originally been requested for Tuesday. It is an unprecedented second...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2019 - 8:34 am
UPDATE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they will open the spillway today. The Army Corps of Engineers expects to open the Bonnet Carre spillway again next week. The unprecedented second opening in the same year has environmental watchdogs concerned. It's not like the spillway's never...
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May 02, 2019 - 9:27 pm
(WWL.com) - Ecologists are sounding the alarm about a huge increase in the number of dead dolphins being found off the coast of Mississippi, and are pinning the blame partly on the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in March. Institute for Marine Mammal Studies President Dr. Mody Solangi says 28...
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Chris Miller
April 11, 2019 - 4:50 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the final bays of the Bonnet Carré spillway today, determining that the river's flow rate had slowed to the point that it no longer needs to be diverted into Lake Pontchartrain. "The Spillway’s 13th operation began Feb. 27 and continued for another 43 days,"...
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March 26, 2019 - 4:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The Army Corps of Engineers says the level of the Mississippi River is falling at New Orleans, and the Corps has begun closing a historic flood control structure that diverts the river's water. Corps spokesman Matt Roe said Tuesday the process could take 10 days to two weeks if...
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Chris Miller
March 26, 2019 - 11:03 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today said they are starting the shutdown of the Bonnet Carre spillway. The corps already closed some of the bays on the spillway earlier this month, after determining river flow was beginning to slow down. "The Spillway’s 13 operation began Feb. 27 and continued...
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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...
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Chris Miller
February 27, 2019 - 11:47 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway to stop the rising water levels on the Mississippi River as it heads towards New Orleans. Col. Mike Clancy with the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District says a tremendous amount of rain has fallen upstream. "Since...
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Chris Miller
February 27, 2019 - 9:28 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opens the Bonnet Carre spillway today. It comes barely eleven months after the last opening. The corps will open about 30 of the spillways 350 flood bays, with more to come. "Our projections right now show that the spillway will be in operation for at least a month...
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Chris Miller
February 25, 2019 - 2:26 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway later this week. Col. Mike Clancy says operators will start pulling the pins that open the spillway on Wednesday, February 27. The trigger for opening the spillway is when the river is flowing past it at a rate of...
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