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Heavy rain prompts Army Corps of Engineers to close Harvey Canal sector gate

HARVEY, LA (WVUE) -

The Army Corps of Engineers has closed a sector gate of the Harvey Canal due to heavy rain and south flowing winds. The closure occurred Sunday at 3 p.m. 

According to an Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson, once the gates were closed, the Army Corps of Engineers began to pump the water to bring the level in the canal down.

The Army Corps will continue to work with Jefferson Parish and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West to keep the keep the water level down below maximum operating levels.  

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