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This rendering of the permanent Bayou Chene floodgate shows the gate in a closed position. Once the structure is built, officials will be able to close a gate with a push of a button when the Atchafalaya River is at 7 feet in Morgan City and forecast to continue rising. (Submitted)

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Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade, left, and St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte speak Wednesday during a board meeting for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana. They spoke in favor of the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project for which the board has committed $80 million. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Coastal leaders commit $80M to Bayou Chene structure

State coastal leaders say they are committed to making sure the Bayou Chene permanent floodgate gets built and is able to protect up to six parishes from flooding with the push of a button.

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Present recently for the Louisiana Outdoors Writers Association awards were, from left: Vicki Holmes, chairperson, Kenny Haddox, Don Dubuc, John Flores and Sam Barbara, assistant executive director of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.

Daily Review writer Flores wins four awards

Morgan City Daily Review and Franklin Banner-Tribune outdoor writer John Flores received four awards in four categories last weekend at the 72nd annual Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association Confere

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