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Bonnet Carre spillway opened

Mississippi River water began flowing through the Bonnet Carre spillway this morning (May 9) after the Army Corps of Engineers opened a portion of the control structure to relieve pressure on the levees protecting New Orleans, according to the Associated Press.

Corps officials began pulling restraining devices from the first of the 28 bays that will be opened shortly after 8 a.m., the news agency reported. There are 350 bays in the control structure. […]

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Bonnet Carré Spillway to be closed completely today

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will close the final 30 bays at the Bonnet Carré Spillway today. The Corps began to close bays on Apr. 30. The number of bays closed each day was determined by the flow in the river and the daily drop in river stage. […]