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21 April 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

He Keeps it Working

Bonnet Carre' Spillway Structure

With the swollen River in the background he stands on top of the Spillway structure that he keeps mechanically safe. Normally this structure acts as a levee but in high water times it is opened to relieve the pressure of the River on levees upstream and protect the City of New Orleans, downstream, from flooding.
The normal River Bank is at the tree line behind him.
The River at the Spillway this day was 22 feet at the gauge. It is expected to crest this week.

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Rob Miller 29-Mar-2010 07:48
Danielle Vicknair 26-Apr-2008 21:28
He definitely does keep it working. The gentleman in the picture is my husband. He is very dedicated and hard working. We are proud of him!!! Ms. Perilloux, I am enjoying your gallery and beautiful pictures. Thank you!
laine8223-Apr-2008 21:53
What views he has every day of his working life...
Bob Foisel23-Apr-2008 20:56
Excellent framing, I see the rail you were on the other day.
Cindi Smith23-Apr-2008 14:10
He has a very important job. I'm really enjoying hearing about this function. It is so very interesting and helps me to understand the levee system in N.O. He looks like a fine man!