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Opening of Bonne Carre Spillway Made Official Today

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 3:11pm

The request to open the Bonne Carre Spillway is made official today. It will be opened Monday, leaving those near the Morganza Spillway wondering if they're next.
Governor Jindal says the Army Corps of Engineers filed the request to open the Bonne Carre earlier today.

As of right now, no request to open the Morganza Spillway has been made.

That spillway has only been opened once - in 1973.

If they make the call, the Governor says it will be a slow process.

Although it could be a week before any action is taken, the Governor says preperation should be on the minds of those in the area.

Mississippi Rising

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