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Map reveals timeline of Morganza floodway travel
~The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a map that illustrates what residents in the path of flood waters can expect over the next week.
Six hours after the Morganza floodway is opened, water will reach Melville near the Atchafalaya River. Six hours after that, water will move through Krotz Springs and across Hwy. 190. By the end of the day, the water will reach areas near I-10 on the west side of Baton Rouge, covering a path roughly five miles wide
At the 72 hour mark, the water will be closing in on Morgan City, covering an area from Patterson to Schriever.
Eight days after the floodway is opened, the water will reach areas near Cutoff, Larose, Chauvin and Dulac.
Just because a community is in the path of the water does not mean there will be catastrophic flooding. Stay with FOX 8 for the latest on the rising river.