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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.

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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