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26 May 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Corps of Engineers Monitoring Bonnet Carre' River Levels

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers moved one of its boats to the mouth of the Spillway where the rising water of the Mississippi is pouring in.
The Spillway gauge is just near the level where they opened the Spillway in 2008.
The River water this morning was much clearer at the locks, probably because of all the rain that fell in the past five days upriver.
Areas around Donaldsonville and Baton Rouge upriver are flooding from the River, but the Corps makes the final decision.

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Cindi Smith26-May-2009 21:02
When do you think they'll open the spillway? Looks already full to me!
A J Adams26-May-2009 20:45
Great water and clouds shot.
Coleen Perilloux Landry26-May-2009 20:44
Katrina floodwaters came from breaks in the canal levees. The Mississippi River levee was not responsible for flooding the City of New Orleans or Metairie.
Susanne26-May-2009 19:50
I bet that is now very closely watched after Katrina. Nice perspective, but it gave me instantly the chills.