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18-JUL-2015 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Unusual River Rise for the Month of July 2015

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

With the River gauge at almost 21 feet (Spillway floodgates were opened at 22 feet in 2011) the water is pouring in to the Spillway through the cracks in the floodway locks. Notice the difference in the height of the River on left to the Spillway grounds on right.
Never in all my life has the River been this high in July. A hurricane at this time would be a thing to worry about.
The high water is drawing crowds, especially at sunset, to view the sight.

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fotabug21-Jul-2015 05:45
Excellent photo!
John Lester20-Jul-2015 18:49
While they say we are going to have a easy season it only takes one in the wrong place. Like Betsy in 65.
Yvonne20-Jul-2015 11:06
Very dramatic with the river as high as this.... magnificent shot Coleen.. v
Hank Vander Velde20-Jul-2015 00:40
An other lovely sunset image. Hope the water does not rise to the danger level.
Ed Preston19-Jul-2015 23:23
It does make for a beautiful sunset!
laine19-Jul-2015 22:28
Very dramatic skies and rising river level...hope it all holds.
Jackdad19-Jul-2015 18:05
a dramatic sight