Floodgates

  • May 16, 2011  

    On Saturday, the Army Corps of Engineers opened the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway on the Mississippi River to reduce pressure on the levees that protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans. A number of smaller towns are now having to deal with the possibility of devastating flooding. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2011   BY Lauren Knapp 

    The Mississippi River crested at 47.8 feet at Memphis on Tuesday, just short of the 1937 record. The waters have engulfed riverbanks in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, and Louisiana, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open floodgates, sending millions of gallons of water into Lake Pontchartrain. Continue reading