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How the Mississippi River impacts us all

Mississippi River

We call it the Mighty Mississippi. For many of us, it’s our livelihood. The Mississippi River is the second longest in North America, flowing 2,350 miles from Minnesota to the Crescent City.

When snow melts or there’s a major rain event up north, we have to pay attention to it down in the South. That’s where the Army Corps of Engineers comes in. Last month, they opened up the Bonnet Carre Spillway, spewing thousands of tons of water into Lake Pontchartrain, helping relieve pressure on the main levees, maintain river stages and regulate the flow downriver from the spillway.

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