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Raw: Spillway Open To Avoid New Orleans Flood

March 9, 2018

A spillway northwest of New Orleans was opened on Thursday to divert water from a rising Mississippi River into nearby Lake Pontchartrain. It's the twelfth time the Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened since it was completed in 1931. (March 9)

A spillway northwest of New Orleans was opened on Thursday to divert water from a rising Mississippi River into nearby Lake Pontchartrain. It’s the twelfth time the Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened since it was completed in 1931. (March 9)

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