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Before the river was tightly controlled, its course would shift and widen, eating away banks and sending soil and sediment downriver.
Officials earlier this week said the Spillway opening was effective in protecting areas downriver from New Orleans, and flooding didn't pose a risk in those communities.
Lyall said both Bennett and O’Brien explained that clamming operations and launching the skimmer boat were delayed because of the high winds from the nor’easter the first weekend in March, which also caused more debris to come downriver.
Two cars remained atop the train bridge, visible to residents in the area, according to Dan Lee, who lives downriver in Perryville.
The casino downriver from Louisville on Ind. 111 in Harrison County, Indiana, was closed due to rising flood waters on the Ohio River last Thursday morning and has remained closed since.
The Columbia River is also open downriver from the Interstate 5 bridge.
These falls, fed by the Cuyahoga River, are difficult to view close up (a highway is on one side of the gorge and the Sheraton is on the other side), but can be seen downriver via an old bridge at the end of Prospect Ave.
At least some tougher-than-usual restrictions may be in store for salmon fishing from Longview downriver because of a poor forecast for Cowlitz River springers.
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: in the direction in which a river flows
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