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Opening the Morganza Floodway

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the first bay at the Morganza Floodway on May 14th. Photos by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs, USACEpublicaffairs on flickr.

“Intended to operate during emergency flooding, the purpose of the Morganza Floodway is to divert excess floodwater from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin.”U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USACE opens Morganza Floodway
Opening the Morganza Floodway
Morganza Floodway is opened in Louisiana

Video courtesy airboyd, on YouTube.

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