bonnet carré spillway

Eileen Fleming / WRKF

The state of Louisiana has joined two lawsuits as a defendant over the operation of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Eileen Fleming / WRKF

The Army Corps of Engineers closed the final bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Friday, ending the days-long process of closing the flood control structure.

Travis Lux / WWNO

The Army Corps of Engineers will open the Bonnet Carre Spillway at 10 a.m. Friday morning to ease pressure on Mississippi River levees in the New Orleans area.

CPRA

Mississippi River flooding caused $20 billion in damage in 2019, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

As for 2020, forecasters say it’s too early to predict how the flood season will compare.

Travis Lux / WWNO

The commercial fishing industry on the Gulf Coast has seen two major disasters in the last 15 years: Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Now, some fear we’re on the cusp of a third. The culprit: historic flooding from the Mississippi River.

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