More Spillway Bays Opened As River Hits Flood Stage

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More than half of the 350 bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway are now open as waters from the Mississippi River rise to flood stage at the Carrolton Gauge in New Orleans.

The Army Corps of Engineers says nearly 200,000 cubic feet of water is being diverted per second into Lake Pontchartrain.

The goal is to keep river waters downriver at or below flood stage.

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