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Only two spillway gates are operational at D’Arbonne
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This photo of the spillway shows water flowing out of only two of the four flood gates.

The scheduled drawdown of Lake D’Arbonne began as scheduled on Sept. 4, but only two of the four gates at the spillway are open.

“Some portions of the gates became inoperable to stop water flow, so we simply decided to use the two that worked best,” said Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Commission vice president Steve Cagle.

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