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Bubba Dove floodgate gets first test with TS Karen


HOUMA, La. - A massive floodgate protecting parts of Terrebonne Parish is getting its first real test with Tropical Storm Karen.

The Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District closed the Bubba Dove flood control structure tonight. It takes about three hours to swing the gate into place.

The barge blocks storm surge from rushing up the Houma navigation canal, a weak point in past storms.

The Bubba Dove was completed earlier this year a part of the interim Morganza to the Gulf storm protection system. It's fully funded by state and local dollars.



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