Friday, May 13, 2011

Jindal: Morganza Opening 'Extremely Likely' This Weekend ~WDSU

America's Achilles' heel: the MS River's Old River Control Structure
~Dr. Jeff Master's Wunderblog

~Right: The Army Corps of Engineers' view of Mississippi River peak flow rates during a maximum 1-in-500 year "Project Flood" (U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, 1958.) The places outlined in dotted lines are where the Corps has built "fuse levee" flood control structures capable of diverting a portion of the Mississippi's flow.

Algiers landmark could be destroyed in fight against Mississippi River flooding

High and still rising in Baton Rouge
~Also~Flood Fighting Info from around the state:
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
~Office of the Mayor, New Orleans
~River Watch, WWLTV
~Retweet @ the Pun~
~Houma, Daily Comet
~Lafayette / Morgan City, Daily Advertiser
~Alexandria, The Town Talk
~Editilla Notellas~ This list will hopefully grow. Please submit other sites in the comments section and we'll post and tweet them.

Corps says if Morganza Floodway is opened, flow may only be a fourth of its capacity~Mark Schleifstein

Mississippi Flood Threatens Louisiana Oil, Gas Output

Clichés, Levees and Federal Funds
~Michael Grunwald

~Stolen from our friends at Slabbed

Largest Gathering of Food Professionals to Convene in New Orleans, June 11-14

Maple Street Book Shop expanding
~Kevin Allman, Gambit

~"Cindy's Garden", acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16"~Polly Jackson

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