According to the Army Corps of Engineers, forecast models show water elevation could overtop the Morganza control structure as early as June 5th.
If the Morganza Spillway does need to be opened, a “slow opening” would take place over three days starting on June 2nd. A final decision will be made within the next week.
This would be the third time the Morganza spillway has opened to help alleviate flooding on the Mississippi River. The last time the spillway was opened was in 2011.