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Coleen Perilloux Landry | all galleries >> Bonnet Carre' Spillway Gallery > Rain in Upper Mississippi Causes River to Overflow into Spillway
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Rain in Upper Mississippi Causes River to Overflow into Spillway
17 October 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Rain in Upper Mississippi Causes River to Overflow into Spillway

Bonnet Carre' Spillway-Louisiana

It is very unusual to have the River rise to this level in October. Rain from states in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River has created a swollen River and the water is now lapping at the locks of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway.
At this time of the year the River boundary is using at the line of trees and lower.
Concerts scheduled on the River batture theatre in Gretna, Louisiana, about 20 miles downriver have to be relocated for the duration of the rise.


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Shayne23-Oct-2009 20:14
intresting ~ I guess other peoples weather is important
A J Adams23-Oct-2009 17:50
Nice shot Coleen. I made a trip in the Atchafalaya this week and was suprised at the high water level there also.
Buz Kiefer23-Oct-2009 16:56
I hadn't realized the river was that high but it makes sense. Are they planning to open them or waiting to see if it's necessary?
Guest 23-Oct-2009 01:53
Same with the Red River in northwest Louisiana. All the rain comes down the Mississippi.