Flooded waterway re-opens in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. — A four-mile stretch in the Atchafalaya Basin has
re-opened to boat traffic, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The section has been closed since May 26 due to high water, which made for low clearance for power lines in some sections. The receding waters now allow sufficient clearance.

The reopened area consists of the portion of the Atchafalaya Basin Spillway between the West Protection (Guide) levee and the Butte La Rose levee on the west bank of the Atchafalaya River, according to a report from KIFY.

To read the full story, go to: LDWF Reopens portion of Atchafalaya basin to all boat traffic

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