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Tainter gate operations praised

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Gazette photo - Backwater flooding from the Ouachita River is seen here where Bayou D’Loutre flows under a bridge on Louisiana Highway 2 in eastern Union Parish.

Since work to install a flood control project on the T.T. Fields Spillway on Lake D’Arbonne was completed in 2013, many property owners along the 150 miles of shoreline have taken exception with how the Tainter gates were used to control the rise and fall of the lake.

With the most recent event that happened over a seven-day period ending late last week, the outcries were displaced somewhat by words of praise for how the structures were used to prevent the lake from reaching flood stage.

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