Four bays open at Morganza Spillway
POSTED: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 9:03am
UPDATED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:27pm
MORGANZA, La (NBC33) — The Army Corps of Engineers says they're expected to raise one or more bays on the Morganza Spillway today.
The first bay was opened just after 3:00pm Saturday. A second was raised several hours later. Each bay diverts water from the rising Mississippi to the once dry Atchafalaya Basin.
The corps says they expect to open about a quarter - or 30 - of the bays.
Inundation maps show the basin will be under as much as 25 feet of water.