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East Spillway Levee to West Spillway Levee - Spillway Structure Not Opened
29 May 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

East Spillway Levee to West Spillway Levee - Spillway Structure Not Opened

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

River water is on the left and the Spillway is on the right.
The cranes stay ready to open the pins when needed. The building at the far end is Entergy's Lil Gyspy Generating Station in Montz.
Water level at the Spillway gauge on this day is 22 feet. The River is expected to crest within the next two days.
The Carrolton gauge in New Orleans must reach 17 feet before the Spillway opening is considered.
Only the General in charge can make the decision to open the Spillway. In this case, it is General Walsh of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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JW30-May-2009 21:12
Interesting commentary and a superb composition
Gayle P. Clement30-May-2009 16:59
It's good to know that the river is expected to stay below 17 feet at the point used to determine the need to open the Spillway and that opening the spillway is not necessary.
A J Adams30-May-2009 16:47
Vibrant colors in this shot.