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Only 7 bays remain open at Morganza Spillway

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Source: Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Source: Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The US Army Corps of Engineers has closed more floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, leaving only seven of the bays open to divert water from the Mississippi River.

According to the Facebook page of the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the New Orleans District of the USACE has closed three more bays since Friday.

The seven bays that are still open are moving an estimated 61,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River into the Morganza Floodway.

The Corps reported 330 gates are open at the Bonnet Carre Spillway, diverting an estimated 236,000 cubic feet of water per second.

The first bay of the Morganza Spillway was opened on May 14. The highest number of gates open at one time during this flooding event was 17.

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