May 10, 2019
In this March 8, 2018 file photo workers open the gates of the Bonnet Carre spillway, a river diversion structure, which diverts water from the rising Mississippi River, left, to Lake Pontchartrain, in Norco, La. The Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans office is asking to open the historic flood control structure above New Orleans for the second time in one year. The National Weather Service says continued rains in the Midwest and Ohio Valley and floodwaters from the upper Mississippi River are heading down the Mississippi. File Photo by Gerald Herbert via AP
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Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year.