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A river level gauge shows the water height Thursday evening on the Berwick side of the Atchafalaya River. As of 6 a.m. Friday, the river was at 5.92 feet and forecasted to hit the 6-foot flood stage by 7 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts the Atchafalaya will crest near 7 feet May 27. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Levee district preparing for minor river rise

A projected river crest of nearly 7 feet in Morgan City shouldn’t have much effect on the area, but St.

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Workers install steel sheet pilings in January 2016 on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure that protected the region from a potential flood. Officials expect to begin receiving funds in 2018 to construct a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Legislator: Bayou Chene project will be fully funded

After some uncertainty in late 2016 and early this year, local officials are confident that the $80 million Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project will be in the state’s coastal master pla



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