Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mighty Mississippi

Jerry Here: While attending the AIA National convention in New Orleans, we had a steady dose of rising river reports. My cousins, who live in Baton Rouge, thought we ought to see things up close, and they took us to see the Bonnet Carre spillway. This is one of the flood control devices used to divert water from the Mississippi to Lake Pontchartrain and thence to the Gulf of Mexico. The spillway is the wide swath of land shown in this picture. Apparently, in normal times, there should be no water in this picture and everything should be green.

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