Last bay on Morganza Spillway won't close until July

Last bay on Morganza Spillway won't close until July

POSTED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:59pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:01pm

Officials say it's going to be awhile before the Morganza Spillway is officially closed. A spokesperson with the Army Corp of Engineers say there's only one bay left open in the Morganza Spillway, and it probably won't be closed until sometime in July.

The Corp of Engineers is monitoring the spillway closely. They say there is still a lot of water in the forebay, the space between the Mississippi River and the Spillway. They some of that water to go down before they close the final bay.

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