Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Morganza Spillway both helps and hurts ~Amy Wold

~Will you flood?
Citizens can locate their elevation here.

A LOOK BACK: 'Levees-only' policy crumbles after flood
~James Savage wrote this story, about flooding in Louisiana's basin, in 2002 for The Daily Advertiser. As the state braces for what could be more record-breaking flooding from a bulging Mississippi River, this story adds a glimpse into the past

Bracing for floods, Louisiana faces hard choices~Facing South

Mississippi River's flood a battle for all on the river's edge ~James O'Byrne

Mississippi River flooding in New Orleans area could be massive if Morganza spillway stays closed
~Mark Schleifstein

~If the Morganza Floodway is not opened to funnel 300,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River basin, the additional water could cause levees to fail along the river from Morganza to Plaquemines Parish, including all of the New Orleans area, resulting in as much as 25 feet of floodwater, according to a map provided to state officials by the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday.

~Memphis, May 10th, 2011~More satellite images of historic flooding
~Editilla Geotellas~ I live just above the word Memphis, in Midtown.
Now y'all see why I call this a Pig In A Python.

Is the New York Times already blowing the Corps of Engineers horn of SUCCESS with this year's flooding?
~Editilla Notellas~ Just axin. The author of this piece is an American History professor from the University of Central Arkansas and author of The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937.

Commentary on St Pierre Trial ~American Zombie

Jim Brown makes interesting points; some are even his own
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Summertime and the living is…easy?
~He Said/She Said NOLA

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