Short-term impacts expected in Lake Pontchartrain from Spillway opening

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:41 AM

Updated Monday, May 9 at 2:27 PM

The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway will have more effects locally than just to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River levees. The water will divert into Lake Pontchartrain, which could suffer some long-term effects.

Dr. John Lopez, executive director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, spoke with Eric Paulsen and Sally Ann Roberts about the possible effects.
 

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