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11 April 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Spillway Locks Opened - April 11, 2008 - Noon

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

The first locks opened in the structure shows a boat in the River as the water rushes from the River into the Spillway.

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marcusmorgan27-May-2015 22:48
This is a super cool picture. This crane looks like it is super helpful in building this. They do all the heavy lifting that you can't do and without cranes we would not be able to do a lot of construction. But luckily we do and they help build a lot of stuff now days.
Mike Boatner19-Nov-2008 22:00
Part of our history - and as an oilfield worker offshore and inland waters - you can hear the sound of the water and feel the moisture in the air.
Capt Jim 14-Apr-2008 05:16
The boat in this picture is most likely one of the Corps of Engineers tugboats or pushboats as we call them. They all have the same colors and are easy to spot with their beige paint with red trim and beside I don't think anyone else would get that close with the current like it is.
Lynn Magnuson 13-Apr-2008 21:56
Thanks for putting these online. I'm new to the area and didn't even know about the spillway until they talked of opening it. I noticed the river getting pretty high in New Orleans and hope this works keeping us dry :)

Lynn Magnuson WB7PTR
Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA.
Guest 11-Apr-2008 21:24
interesting image again, Coleen
Lee Rudd11-Apr-2008 20:52
is this meltwater reaching NO? interesting structure, and the men at work are almost oblivious!