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Bonnet Carre Spillway
28 February 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

Montz, Louisiana

Some environmentalists and fishermen are hoping that the River rises high enough to cause the opening of the Spillway locks. The River has already spilled over its banks and is up to the Spillway locks. The nutrients of the River water as well as the alluvial soil which it deposits are badly needed in the marshes and wetlands. The River water will offset the saltwater that has intruded into the marsh.
I am hoping for an opening, also.
Note the ships lined up in the River waiting for their turn to fill up at the oil refineries. No wonder our oil and gas prices are so high in the U. S.--all of it is going out of the country.
The oil and gas is drilled for and refined in Louisiana and our gas prices today are $3.20 a gallon.
If we were to put a fence across the River at this spot, the rest of the world would be in a mess.
Think about it.

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J. Scott Coile29-Feb-2008 18:36
The environment has a strange way of correcting things. I hope it is not at the expence of NO again this time.
Scott Schexnaydre29-Feb-2008 18:34
Coleen, I saw the smoke on my way home from work. Must have been from a marsh fire.
Monte Stevens29-Feb-2008 17:52
Beautiful sky and water. Nice line leading into the image. Well done.
We could also ride bicycles. Most of us could get about 50-60 miles per burrito-gas! Monte
David Barrett29-Feb-2008 17:25
Our gas price is nearer $10 a gallon,Coleen!! Very interesting picture with so much detail, particulalry the industrial haze which is in such contrast with the colours of the reeds and water
Ed Goodnight29-Feb-2008 16:52
The last time I looked gas was $3.35 up here.
Needless to say I try to keep the driving to a minimum