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Company Canal gates opening

Published Sept. 18, 2009

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

On Sunday, southern winds pushed water into the Company Canal, prompting the Southeast Levee 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. 09-048