Flood threat level lowered in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — The flooding threat in Louisiana is changing said Governor Jindal, as the Army Corps of Engineers lowered its projections for the Mississippi River.
Jindal said months of drought increased the soil's capacity to absorb water, which slowed the movement of the diverted river that began flowing through the Morganza Spillway over the weekend.
Eleven of the 125 gates at the Morganza are now open; however, the governor cautions people to not let their guard down.
There is a mandatory evacuation for St. Landry parish south of Highway-190 inside the Atchafalaya basin.