Mississippi floodgates open to save New Orleans

16th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

GenevaLunch - The floodgates of the Morganza Spillway northwest of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the US, are being opened for the first time since 1973 in an effort to keep the Mississippi River from flooding Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Scores of homes and farms and the sources of livelihood of some 25,000 people are ...

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