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Water flows over the parking lot of Rio Fuel & Supply on Front Street in Morgan City Thursday afternoon after a combination of downpour of rain, high tide and a south wind caused the Atchafalaya River to rise 6 inches in about six hours. Morgan City officials closed several floodgates along the floodwall Thursday and planned to close the one by Rio Fuel later in the day. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Sharp rise in river necessitates gate closures

Morgan City officials closed several gates along the floodwall Thursday due to a quick rise in the Atchafalaya River, Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi said.

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