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11 April 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Hundreds Gather to Watch Historic Event

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

This is only the ninth time since the Spillway was built in 1931 that it has been opened. It diverts water from the swollen Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne to prevent flooding in the City of New Orleans.
The diversion of River water also relieves the pressure on levees upriver.

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Cindy Landry 11-Apr-2008 22:03
Your photos are very interesting, not to mention outstanding. Great studies. Keep up the good work!