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14 March 2011 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Mississippi Rising - March 14, 2011

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

The River has overflowed its banks and is up to the structure of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway locks.
In the coming days as snow and ice melt in the tributaries in the northern parts of the United States the River will rise even higher.
The gauge was at 16 feet. When the Spillway was last opened in April 2008, the gauge was at 22 feet.

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pkocinski15-Mar-2011 23:17
High water everywhere in late Winter...
Jackdad15-Mar-2011 19:41
it would be interesting to see the Spillway open
nightwings15-Mar-2011 18:10
Wow, with all of the water that will be coming downriver, it will surely be opened. Maybe even Morganza too.
Frank Wilson15-Mar-2011 16:47
I think I recognize some of that water . . . melted out of my front yard.
s_barbour15-Mar-2011 13:23
I love the sky in this shot Coleen< so heavy and dramatic!
John Lester15-Mar-2011 11:41
And the Federal Flood Insurance program is 18 billion in the hole.
Neal Nye15-Mar-2011 11:15
There's still a lot of snow here and we're sending all down your way!
sschex15-Mar-2011 10:46
Too bad all this fresh water isn't flowing through the swamp, where it would do some good, instead of just pouring into the gulf. Nice dramatic sky
Cindi Smith15-Mar-2011 03:57
Yep, lots of snow and rain flowing south. I love that sky!
Chris Cox15-Mar-2011 02:44
Wow, looks like I was just there recently and it was all dry in the front of the locks . . . but I did notice the ships sticking out high above the levee as they passed by lately.
Bill Ewart Jr15-Mar-2011 02:35
Amazing size and power of your mighty mississip!!!
Ed Preston15-Mar-2011 01:25
We wish you all the luck this year Coleen, we were given flood warnings a few weeks ago and since then the river has fallen. It's at 7.4 feet tonight and flood stage is 15 feet! Sure hope those aren't rain clouds.
LynnH15-Mar-2011 01:08
A sure sign of spring. Great sky and love the ships!
A J Adams15-Mar-2011 01:06
Great shot and an angry looking sky.