Contact Us

Mississippi River Flooding Forces Opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway, Morganza Decision Still to Come

Morganza Spillway 5 7 11
Debbie Ray

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal spoke with the press about measures being taken to protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans from Mississippi River flooding and stated, “If your property flooded in 1973, you can pretty well count on it flooding again this year.”  The governor was referring to the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway. Residents and business owners in the Atchafalaya Basin area are anxiously awaiting news of the Corps of Engineers decision. KATC meteorologist Rob Perillo says, if it is opened, which remains to be decided,  ”This flood will be limited to ‘river-vulnerable’ communities and will not flood locations in New Iberia, Lafayette and westward; the rest of Acadiana will just ironically continue to suffer through a very bad drought.” While owners of camps and businesses are making preparations to save what they can from the rising water, crawfish farmers may actually benefit according to Louisiana Crawfish Farmer’s Association Director Stephen Minvielle. 

Best of 99.9 KTDY

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://999ktdy.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTDY Winners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTDY Winners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.