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  • Corps releases annual notice to all residents within Mississippi River Floodways

    USACE, New Orleans District disseminated its annual notice to residents within Mississippi River floodways. The notice serves as a reminder to those that live, operate and/or do business within these floodways that there is a risk that they may experience flooding if the floodways are activated.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 9, 2019.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 6, 2019.
  • Pending operation of the Morganza Floodway

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will initiate the process of gradually opening the Morganza Floodway on June 2, 2019 to prevent overtopping of the control structure. The slow-opening process will take three days during which time USACE will limit accumulation in the floodway to one foot per day. The corps anticipates that a diverted flow of 150,000 cubic feet per second by June 5 will be required to keep the river below the structure’s elevation of 60 feet.
  • USACE to operate Morganza Control Structure

    NEW ORLEANS – Mississippi River Commission President and United States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser has approved the request to operate the Morganza Control Structure and Floodway. If forecasted conditions remain unchanged, the operation will begin on June 2, 2019.
  • Corps releases annual notice to all residents within Mississippi River Floodways

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District disseminated its annual notice