East Krotz Springs was originally known as Latania and was the site of lumbering operations in the early 1900s. The Atchafalaya River levee broke at Latania in 1912 and 1913, flooding the southern part of Pointe Coupee Parish. Since 1939, this area has been located within the Morganza Spillway levee system and was entirely underwater again when the floodgates at the Morganza control structure to the northeast were opened in 1973 to allow for relief of the high water level on the Mississippi River. East Krotz Springs is subject to being flooded again if the control structure gates are ever opened. There is no visible trace of the town left today.