All gates of Morganza Spillway closed

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 5:19pm

The final gate of the Morganza Spillway will close at the end of day.

The Army Corps of Engineers opened 17 gates in May to divert rising flood waters from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River.

It was the first time since 1973 the spillway had been opened.

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