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Ascension Parish pumps floodwaters from Spanish Lake into Bayou Manchac

Pumps are being used to move water Spanish Lake/Bluff Swamp across Alligator Bayou Road into...
Pumps are being used to move water Spanish Lake/Bluff Swamp across Alligator Bayou Road into Bayou Manchac.(Ascension Parish Government)
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 3:23 PM CDT
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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Department of Public Works is using pumps on Alligator Bayou Road to move floodwaters from the Spanish Lake and Bluff Swamp basin into Bayou Manchac.

Officials said they have three pumps operating now and each can move 20,000 gallons of water per minute.

Pumps are being used to move water Spanish Lake/Bluff Swamp across Alligator Bayou Road into...
Pumps are being used to move water Spanish Lake/Bluff Swamp across Alligator Bayou Road into Bayou Manchac.(Ascension Parish Government)

They are working on getting three more pumps fabricated to try to move a total of 120,000 gallons of water per minute with all six pumps running.

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