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Rising Mississippi River, Spillway Effects Likely Hot Topic at Upcoming Debate for Ms. Candidates

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Published on July 12, 2019 -

Rising Mississippi River, Spillway Effects Likely Hot Topic at Upcoming Debate for Ms. Candidates

Rising Mississippi River, Spillway Effects Likely Hot Topic at Upcoming Debate for Ms. Candidates

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Rising Mississippi River, Spillway Effects Likely Hot Topic at Upcoming Debate for Ms. Candidates

Since february.- the army corps of engineers is- confident the levee system- that protects new orleans from- the kind of flooding that - happened during katrina will- hold during this storm.

- the mississippi river is- currently expected to - crest after the storm at 19 fee- - just under the 20-25 feet of- protection the levee system - offers.

- - - - - but it still is not good news - for our area.

- the rainfall from tropical stor- barry will dump into lakes, - tributaries and the mississippi- river.

One thing is for sure, - the - mississippi river levels will - rise, and this will likely- result in - keeping the bonnet carre- - - - spillway open even longer.

Last- month, leaders with the u-s arm- corps of engineers and- mississippi river valley said - there was a strong possibility- they- would close the bonnet carre- spillway in southeast - louisiana when the mississippi- river got down to a certain - level...possibly in mid-july.

- now with tropical storm barry - heading toward- louisiana, heavy rainfall is- - - - expected along with more- flooding...casting doubt a- decision will be made any time- soon to close the bonnet carre- spillway.

- this will likely be a hot topic- at a debate scheduled in- less than two weeks as- republican candidates for - mississippi governor take to th- platform.

- the televised debate is set for- 7 pm on tuesday, july 3rd.- candidates robert foster, - - - - lieutenant governor tate reeves- and bill waller junior have - confirmed they will all take- part in this debate.- wxxv news 25 will provide - coverage of this event.

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