Morganza Spillway

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WWL Newsroom
May 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
It was a fairly uneventful session on Wall Street, with stocks managing very modest gains after two days of losses. The Dow Jones Industrials rebounded 43 points, the Nasdaq Composite rose 20, and the S&P 500 edged up 5. Dollar General shares soared 7.3%. The discount retailer's quarterly...
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Don Ames
May 30, 2019 - 11:27 am
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is supporting a Gulf-wide coalition that wants FEMA to declare a state of emergency specific to Gulf seafood and its related industries. This comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to open the Morganza Spillway Thursday, June 6th,, sending fresh...
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David Blake
May 27, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made it official today for the gradual opening of the Morganza Floodway. It is now set to begin Sunday, June 2. Corps spokesman Rickey Boyett says unless conditions on the river change, they will be forced to take action so that the water doesn't overflow the...
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Chris Miller
May 27, 2019 - 10:38 am
The Morganza spillway will open this Sunday, for only the third time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. "Mississippi River Commission President and United States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser has approved the...
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WWL Newsroom
May 25, 2019 - 11:26 am
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority may begin installing a temporary barge floodgate on Bayou Chene Tuesday. Once the spillway is opened the water that flows down the Atchafalaya River will naturally flood Morgan City. But Chairman of the Coastal Protection Restoration...
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Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Louisiana's Agriculture Commissioner, Mike Strain, says that if the Morganza Spillway has to be opened, it would wipe out crops on about 25,000 acres of land. Strain says he has warned farmers to move equipment and livestock out of the area. Strain spoke Thursday at a news conference with Gov. John...
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