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Ascension, Iberville officials devise plan to drain Spanish Lake

2 months 3 days 18 hours ago August 18, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 Thursday, August 18 2016 August 18, 2016 4:37 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
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SPANISH LAKE - Officials in Ascension and Iberville parishes are putting a plan into motion to relieve flooding in the area around Spanish Lake.

Flood water remains in communities off of Bluff Road and in St. Gabriel, and if nothing is done officials suspect that water could remain for at least two to three weeks. Some say that if no action is taken, standing water could remain for as long as six months.

Now, Iberville and Ascension officials are developing a plan to add pumps to drain the Spanish Lake basin. They’ll also cut Alligator Bayou road open as Bayou Manchac reaches safe levels to help drain water.

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