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11 April 2008 Christopher Eckhardt

April 11, 2008- Ninth Opening of the Spillway - Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

Mississippi River is on the left and the Spillway is on the right.
My grandson took this photo of me with my camera. In 1997 I took him out of classes in elementary school for the opening of the Spillway. Now he is in college. It was very windy and bright and temperature in the 80's. It was 74 degrees at 8 a.m. Monday morning it is predicted we will be in the 40's.
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JW16-Jun-2009 06:44
You HAVE to be there for these rare occasions!
joanteno17-Apr-2008 22:50
Great shot! The equivalent here in RI would be the closing of the hurricane barrier which has only happened 4 times since I have been in RI. The close the barrier to prevent a storm surge from flooding the city in the case of an hurricane.
Ronald Scioneaux 17-Apr-2008 14:11
You are a beautiful woman in a beautiful setting----Amazing!!!
Chip and Shay Perilloux 16-Apr-2008 01:36
Aunt Coleen,
We knew you would post a picture about the opening of the spillway. We are trying to figure out which side of the spillway the road is on from where you are standing.
eula delhommer 14-Apr-2008 12:37
wish our ancestors could talk and tell us how they feel seeing all this water passing over where their plantation homes use to be. this is a beautiful photo of yourself and the setting of the spillway.
thatfarmgirl13-Apr-2008 02:21
I'm so happy I inherited the Perilloux genes! You look amazing.
Clifford 12-Apr-2008 22:30
Coleen,-- now the whole frame really makes the picture. You can see what is happening and the interest
of the people. Well done! (you look gooood!)
don nieman12-Apr-2008 12:46
The pulling of the pin. A tad breezy.
Neal Nye12-Apr-2008 11:47
So nice to see you again. Looks like a fine day in the midst of all this crazy weather.
Monte Stevens11-Apr-2008 21:41
Looks a bit windy! I saw the other image you posted of the water coming out of the spillway. Quite impressive. Your grandson did a good job as it is a good image. :) Monte
sschex11-Apr-2008 20:23
I knew you'd be there for the opening. Good shot.