Army Corps to close final bays of Bonnet Carre Spillway Monday
NORCO - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to close the final open bays of the Bonnet Carré Spillway Monday, concluding operations that were necessary in the face of possible flooding.
The spillway was opened on Jan. 10 and remained in operation for 22 days. During the operation, the Corps of Engineers opened 210 bays with a maximum discharge of 203,000 cubic feet of water per second.
The closure of the structure on Monday brings to an end the spillway’s 11th operation since the structure was completed in 1931.
We’ll have more details on the closure operation as it happens later today.