Army Corps Of Engineers Begins Closing Bays At The Bonnet Carre Spillway

Onlookers watch as water flows through open bays at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2011. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has begun closing bays at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Officials announced yesterday they were conducting a slow close, and around 90 of the 350 bays are still open.

There was no timetable released for when the spillway will be fully closed, but the flow of the Mississippi River has begun to recede.

This is the fourth time in the past three years the Army Corps of Engineers has had to open bays at the spillway.

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