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17 May 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Spillway Gauge - May 17, 2009

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

The Mississippi River at the Bonnet Carre' Spillway has risen two feet in the past six days. See Previous photo for May 11.
Earlier in the month the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers said the River would not rise significantly this year. Shows you what they don't know.
Water is pouring through the cracks between the pins in the structure and rushing to Lake Pontchartrain. The road between Montz and Norco is mostly under water.
Environmentalists enjoy this activity of the River and wish the Corps would open a few of the pins to allow more River water to flow into the Spillway and the marshes of the Spillway.

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