Louisiana floodgate opened to inundate farms, towns while saving cities

Outlet: Los Angeles Times

May 15, 2011

New Orleans — In a last-ditch move to relieve stress on levees burdened by floodwaters, the Army Corps of Engineers opened a major Mississippi River floodgate on Saturday for the second time in nearly 40 years, funneling water toward farmland and small communities to save New Orleans and Baton Rouge from inundations…

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