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The state of Louisiana has joined two lawsuits as a defendant over the operation of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

There is no evidence that operator error caused a power turbine to trip offline, or that the turbine’s temporary loss caused additional flooding during a morning rainstorm on June 10, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) said Wednesday.

One of the Sewerage and Water Board’s pump-powering turbines was not operational for about two hours as heavy rains swamped the city, Executive Director Ghassan Korban said Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Cristobal came and went through New Orleans without delivering much of the forecasted flooding. So here comes a thunderstorm to do the job instead.

Overnight storms dropped 10 to 15 inches of rain on parts of the North Shore in about six hours Thursday night.

That’s heavy enough to be considered somewhere between a 100- and 500-year storm, the National Weather Service said, though the agency prefers not to use those designations anymore.

Mayors up and down the Mississippi River are bracing for the possible need to respond to two disasters at once — the coronavirus outbreak and the spring flood season.

Flooding And Its Effect On Your Landscape

Jul 19, 2019
Bruce Schultz / LSU AgCenter

After dodging the bullet with the short-lived Hurricane Barry, we analyze the difference between freshwater flooding and salt water flooding and how aspects of those two different types of flooding can have different impacts on your landscapes.

Updated: 2019-07-10 5:33 p.m. Louisiana School Closures

The commercial fishing industry on the Gulf Coast has seen two major disasters in the last 15 years: Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Now, some fear we’re on the cusp of a third. The culprit: historic flooding from the Mississippi River.

Towns along the Upper Mississippi River are dealing with some of the worst flooding they’ve ever seen. Busted levees. Flooded downtowns. What does that mean for us in Louisiana? When should we be concerned, and when should we not be?

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