The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to begin opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway this afternoon, details are limited at this time.

This will be the first time that the flood control structure’s operation has been required in the same year.

The precipitation from the storm system moving through the lower Mississippi River Basin has pushed the scheduled opening up.

The indications are that 20 to 42 bays will be opened this afternoon.

The Bonnet Carré Anchorage has been closed as is normal once the flood control structure is operated.

A more detailed update will be provided later today after the opening.