11 Toledo Bend spillway gates open

11 Toledo Bend spillway gates open
The gates are open at 2 feet each

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A lot more water is flowing through the Toledo Bend Spillway.

All 11 gates are open by 2 feet.

Of course, the gates opening brings back memories of the historic flood of 2016 on the Sabine River.

As a comparison, right now 22,000 cubic feet per second is flowing out the spillway.

That sounds like a lot, but back in March 2016, the highest rate was 207,000 cubic feet per second - twice the rate of Niagara Falls.

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