Flood preparations continue in Louisiana:

05/18/2011 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana officials continued flood preparations as a huge volume of water from the Mississippi River flows into the Atchafalaya River basin after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Floodway. The federal agency's efforts to control the floods have used up its dredging budget for the year, an official said. The rising river is causing delay in the construction of levee projects that form part of New Orleans' hurricane-protection system.

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