The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the potential of another water diversion to keep oil flow from coming ashore. By this weekend, the Corps anticipates the Bohemia Spillway, off the coast of Plaquemines Parish, La., will reach a flow of 800,000 cubic ft. per second. “Spillway is kind of a misnomer,” as the low area that runs from mile 25 from head of passes to mile 40 is not a manmade water control structure, says Chuck Shadie, chief of the Corps’ watershed division in Vicksburg, Miss. “It is a low spot in the natural bank on the east
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