This combo of photos shows the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway, above, a river diversion structure which diverts water from the rising Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain on March 8, 2018, top, and the same section on a replica of a portion of the Mississippi River, in Baton Rouge, La., on March 29, 2018, bottom.
This combo of photos shows the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway, above, a river diversion structure which diverts water from the rising Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain on March 8, 2018, top, and the same section on a replica of a portion of the Mississippi River, in Baton Rouge, La., on March 29, 2018, bottom. Gerald Herbert AP Photos
This combo of photos shows the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway, above, a river diversion structure which diverts water from the rising Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain on March 8, 2018, top, and the same section on a replica of a portion of the Mississippi River, in Baton Rouge, La., on March 29, 2018, bottom. Gerald Herbert AP Photos

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