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Louisiana braces as flood spillway opens

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  • Louisiana faces flooding, high waters for three weeks

  • Move could spare New Orleans, Baton Rouge from floods

  • Eye on refineries, crops

(Adds spillway opens, details)

By Kathy Finn

MORGANZA, Louisiana, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge.

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