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Corps opens gates at Steele Bayou Control Structure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced Sunday it had opened the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure.

Due to high stages on the Mississippi River, the Steele Bayou Control Structure’s gates have been closed since June 1. The Steele Bayou Control Structure, which was built in 1969, combined with the Mississippi River and Yazoo Backwater levees, prevents the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers from backing up and further flooding the Delta.