Bonnet Carre Spillway News

Judge OKs Addition of Louisiana to Spillway Lawsuits

A federal judge in Mississippi has approved Louisiana’s request to be added as a defendant in two lawsuits challenging the way a major Mississippi River flood control structure is operated. The lawsuits filed in December say that more frequent and …

Louisiana Spillway May Have to Be Opened for a Record 3rd Year in a Row

A major flood control structure on the Mississippi River may have to soon be opened up to ease pressure on New Orleans levees, federal authorities said on March 31. The river is expected to crest above 17 feet (5.2 meters) …

Mississippi River’s Morganza Floodway May Be Opened for Third Time Ever

A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a large part of rural Louisiana. Concern is growing that heavy rains will cause the …