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Jan. 10, 2015, Norco. Louisiana, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers open some of the gates of the Bonnet Carre Spillway to reduce the Mississippi’s water-flow as it approaches New Orleans, directing it into Lake Pontchartrain. The Mississippi Rivers water levels were approaching flood stage as waters that flooded Missouri, are making their way to the Gulf of Mexico.