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  1. Terrebonne, Lafourche parish officials show off levee improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NOLA.com

    The authority board met at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, one of several meetings held in coastal locations during the year to hear briefings on local projects. Reggie Dupre, executive director of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, and Mitch Marmande, an official with Delta Coast Consultants overseeing construction of the 98-mile Morganza to the Gulf levee that protects the Houma area, said more than $750 million in state and local money already has been spent on building portions of the new levee system.

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  2. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | The Advocate

    Christen Campbell , an environmental, health and safety specialist for BASF in Geismar, was recognized as an emerging leader with a Manufacturing Institute STEP Ahead Award focusing on science, technology, engineering and production. Southern University Urban Forestry major Joshua Simon , a junior from Morganza, won first place at the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Undergraduate Written Essay Contest for an essay titled "Growing the Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders."

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  3. Mississippi River levee repairs following 2011 floods helped limit problems from high water in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... to stop erosion, repairs to the levees themselves or repairs at flood control structures such as Bonnet Carre or Morganza. The costs are just estimates now because high water in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers has been going on for several ...

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  4. George LaCour lives and breathes cottonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Deltafarmpress

    ... his farm in south Louisiana, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was trying to decide whether to open the nearby Morganza Spillway. Opening the flood control structure would have inundated another 1,000 acres of LaCour's operation, which, although ...

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  5. Heart of Louisiana: Vanishing CemeteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... the site. A Superdome parking garage replaced the old Girod Street cemetery. And another cemetery was moved for the Morganza floodway. "And it's now called the cemetery of the unknowns, because when it was moved, they just put everyone in rows and ...

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  6. Army Corps of Engineers begins closing bays at Bonnet Carre SpillwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    ... ead of snow. That sent a massive amount of water down the Mississippi River. The Corps did not activate the upriver Morganza Spillway after it was determined that the release of water through that mechanism was not required to control river levels.

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  7. Georgia, South Carolina, Miami, ULM offer former Livonia WR Stephen GuidryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    ... 2017. Louisiana-Lafayette and Missouri were among other colleges, along with LSU, to have taken long looks at the Morganza native in high school. Guidry caught 36 passes for 854 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior for Livonia in 2014, establishing ...

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  8. Guest column: River should be harnessed for restorationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    The recent opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway is a dramatic reminder of our region's precarious relationship with water and the responsibility and opportunity we have to be innovative leaders in water management. While this year's unusually early high river has already caused at least 29 deaths and destroyed property across Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, we're fortunate to have the relief valves provided the Bonnet Carre and the Morganza spillways.

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  9. PHOTOS: flooding Mississippi River reaches crestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | WBRZ

    ... January 17. Other pictures from News 2 viewers show that some areas are dealing with even bigger problems. Camps in Morganza at Old Miss Hunting Club are submerged. In Baton Rouge, Red River Landing, Donaldsonville and Reserve, the current levels ...

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  10. Mississippi River more than 30 feet higher than past JanuariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    ... who tell you when the river with crest and the Army Corps of Engineers who used the information to decide the Morganza Spillway was not needed and how many bays need to open at the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Because the flow rate is lower than first ...

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  11. Flooding cancels lottery waterfowl hunts at Sherburne S FarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... h Farm unit of Sherburne Wildlife Management Area. Sherburne Wildlife Management Area is in the Atchafalaya Basin's Morganza floodway system, between the Atchafalaya River and the east protection guide levee.

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  12. Public Land 9 pointRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Louisiana Sportsman

    ... 2:20 - saw a doe and a yearling. My plan was to get down at 3:30 so I could make it home for 5:30, but news of the Morganza opening, and with my lovely brides approval, I decided to stay till dark. At 5:00 I heard something walking in the water ...

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  13. Louisiana editorial roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    ... Mississippi River's levees. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided - for now, at least - not to open the Morganza Spillway closer to our area. Because that river is not expected to reach the flow rate that would necessitate the opening, ...

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  14. Baton Rouge trucking company sees uptick in business as Mississippi River level risesRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    ... Spillway on Sunday to relieve the swollen river north of New Orleans. Engineers say they will not need to open the Morganza Spillway that feeds into the Atchafalaya Basin because they feel, based on predictive models, that the water will pass safely ...

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  15. More should be done for wildlife displaced by Bonnet Carre Spillway opening, Humane Society saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | NOLA.com

    ... the big flood of 1973, department personnel attempted to rescue wildlife that had been pushed to the ridges in the Morganza floodway. It was a disaster, LaCour said. "The mortality caused by that was much higher than just leaving them alone," he ...

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  16. Morganza Spillway remaining closed good news for local deer herdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Louisiana Sportsman

    The Corps currently has no plans to open the Morganza Spillway, which is good news for the deer herd in the area. When the spillway was last opened in 2011, the herd there experienced a 30-percent mortality rate because of rapidly rising water.

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  17. Corps: No need to open Morganza floodway onaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | The Town Talk

    The Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it would not open the Morganza Floodway to draw down the Mississippi River's crest after the latest forecasts showed the swollen river wasn't going to be as much of a men Corps: No need to open Morganza floodway on Mississippi The Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it would not open the Morganza Floodway to draw down the Mississippi River's crest after the latest forecasts showed the swollen river wasn't going to be as much of a men Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it would not open the Morganza Floodway to draw down the Mississippi River's crest after the latest forecasts showed the swollen river wasn't going to be as much of a menace as feared.

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  18. Corps: Opening of Morganza Spillway UnlikelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | WYLD-FM

    Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers now say it is unlikely the Morganza Spillway will be opened. The Corps says the flow of water in the Mississippi isn't expected to be strong enough to warrant an opening.

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  19. St. Martin Parish Officials Discuss Preparations For Potential FloodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Many are relieved after the Army Corps of Engineers announced the Morganza Spillway will not be opened at this time. It's based on the latest forecasts.

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  20. Corps: No need to open Morganza floodway on MississippiRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2016 | The Gazette

    The Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it would not open the Morganza Floodway to draw down the Mississippi River's crest after the latest forecasts showed the swollen river wasn't going to be as much of a menace as feared. The corps said forecasts and hydraulic models of the Mississippi's crest and flow rate show the river can pass safely down to the Gulf of Mexico without diverting water down the Morganza spillway.

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