More bays closed at Morganza Spillway

POSTED: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:04pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:48am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed two more bays at the Morganza Spillway, which is diverting high water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River.

Corps spokesman Ken Holder said Thursday that five of the 17 bays originally opened have now been closed. That leaves 12 of its 125 bays open. Holder said the corps will continue to monitor conditions before deciding
when to close more bays.

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