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Atchafalaya River Cresting in Morgan City and Backwater Flooding Impacts

by Wilma SubraMay 30, 2011for the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and the Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER As a result of the Mississippi River flood of 2011, the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City crested on May 30, 2011. The Atchafalaya River flood waters were a result of Mississippi River floodwaters being diverted into the Atchafalaya River at the Old River Control Complex north east of Simmesport, Louisiana and into the Atchafalaya Basin by the Morganza Spillway east of Melville, Louisiana.…
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