Company Canal gates open

Published Dec. 16, 2009

NEW ORLEANS – The Company Canal barge gate has been opened as a result of the water level subsiding below 2 feet.

Yesterday southern winds pushed water into the Company Canal, prompting the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West to request New Orleans District assistance in closing the canal gate.

The Corps of Engineers has been working closely with SLFPA-W to increase public safety to local homes and businesses.

Release no. 09-003