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MVN PUB Completed in 1931, the spillway was first opened during the flood of 1937, and seven times thereafter through 1997 to lower river stages at New Orleans.
MVN PUB The major floods of 1912, 1913, and 1927 committed the federal government to legislate the Flood Control Act of 1928. This legislation authorized the Mississippi River & Tributaries Project, the nation's first comprehensive flood control and navigation act.
MVN PUB This booklet on the life story of an Atchafalaya Basin community is the second in our series of popular publications in support of the Corps historic preservation and cultural resources management program.