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Workers stand atop the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, La., Thursday, May 12, 2011, as water seeps through, bottom, during an aerial tour of areas that may be affected by flooding if the spillway is opened. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Red River Landing,. AP NEW ORLEANS -- The Army Corps of Engineers said Friday that no decision has been made yet on whether to open the Morganza spillway north of Baton Rouge. The corps said river flow is approaching 1.5 million cubic feet per second.. Workers build a temporary levee in Krotz Springs, La., Thursday, May 12, 2011, in advance of possible flooding if the Morganza Spillway north of Baton Rouge is opened. Crews were rushing to build temporary levees to protect properties that have been. A school bus along with other vehicles cross the Morganza Spillway Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Morganza. (Photo by Brad Kemp/ bkemp@theadvertiser.com) When Morganza is opened, it will take one to two days for the water to reach Krotz Springs in St.. State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says he's afraid that if the opening of the Morganza Spillway isn't declared a natural disaster, farmers in areas where the resulting flooding ruins crops which takes pressure off other flood control. Once again, we face a state of emergency due to the likelihood of flooding from the Morganza Spillway. Our parish leaders are quick on the declarations but slow on the solutions. Why is it when there is no threat, there is never any talk of building a. A general view of the Morganza Spillway seen in Morganza, Louisiana May 12, 2011. The government scrambled to shore up the levee system in the Deep South on Thursday to prevent the Mississippi River from overflowing and flooding populated areas and is. The Army Corps of Engineers has now opened 223 of the Bonnet Carre's 350 bays and said the decision to open the Morganza Spillway will likely come soon. While the river was at 17 feet Thursday night, the Coast Guard warned that if it rises to 18 feet,. Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a state of emergency Tuesday for the parish in anticipation of potential flood risks that hinge on the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Randolph said the parish is monitoring the. By AP In this May 10, 2011 photo, Russell Calais, left, shakes hands with his friend Larry Castille as Castille helps him pack up his house and evacuate in Butte LaRose, La., in advance of the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway..

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