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Opening a spillway

As floodwaters descend toward the Mississippi River delta, Corps engineers are considering opening a spillway that would divert water away from the downstream urban cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans and relieve pressure on levees along the Mississippi.

Opening a spillway
SOURCE: Army Corps of Engineers. The Washington Post. Published on May 11, 2011, 8:40 p.m.

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