Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Wake me up when winter starts

Oh wait. Holy shit we skipped right on into spring.

On Monday, water levels in New Orleans were at 13.5 feet and rising, expected to get to a crest of 17 feet by Saturday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying whether it will be necessary to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway. A decision is expected by Saturday.

The Corps opens the Bonnet Carré when the river is flowing at 1.25 million cubic feet per second and expected to rise. The goal is to keep the river water levels from rising above 17 feet in New Orleans, where the levees protect to 20 feet.
Does anyone remember the last time the Spillway opened in January? I really don't remember it ever.

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