10 May 2011

Atchafalaya and Bonnet Carre

NOLA.com is providing some great coverage of the potential flooding headed towards Louisiana.  To keep the river from spilling over the levees in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Corps is throwing open the floodgates to release as much water as possible down both the Atchafalaya and the Bonnet Carre.  They hope to use the wetlands to absorb the impact.  Anyway, check the photos and videos and keep checking back.  And, in the meantime, read the essay on the Atchafalaya control structure in John McPhee's Control of Nature.

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