The mighty Mississippi River continues to rise to record levels as it surges south through parts of Mississippi.
Experts said the river is moving at 1.8 million cubic feet per second through the delta.
Officials said opening the Morganza Spillway will help stabilize river levels but at the same time the controlled flood could be disastrous to about 2,500 people.
Morgan City could see up to twenty feet of water.
If the state gets the final okay to open up the Morganza Spillway, the Mississippi River will be diverted into the Atchafalaya.
That means the potential for water to rush into places that are dry right now.