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The Morganza Spillway may be opened to protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas from great flooding.
If this happened the Cajun country, Louisiana will be flooded up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding.
On May 2, 2011 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had blew 2 huge holes in the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County, Missouri to protect places where there are more people living from great flooding.
130,000 acres of farmland was then flooded when the water rushed in from the hole in the levee.
- The Morganza Spillway, center, is seen from the air in Morganza, La., Monday, May 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
It must be very sad for the people who are living in the area where it will be badly flooded because of the action.
People are told to move and the government is trying to do whatever they can to save the place.
The great Mississippi River flooding is a great disaster and it is very sad when there had to be man-made disasters together with the natural disaster.