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PBS NewsHour | Morganza Spillway Reduces Pressure on Cities' Levees; Towns Brace for Water | PBS

Duration: 07:10
Program: PBS NewsHour #10028
Broadcast Date: 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.

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Post Date: May 17, 2011