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fightin tigers
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Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Thursday morning as the level of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area continues to rise. 


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The spillway will likely be kept open for about three weeks, Clancy said. When the water level is at its peak, the Corps anticipates opening about half of the structure's bays

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Jones
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
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With water flowing fast and high, the U.S. Coast Guard may also put limitations on how fast ships can travel on the river.


interdasting


tigerbutt
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Too much water, green light to raise the price of crawfish.


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Gonna let me try to slalom behind that bad boy?


Jones
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
we dont allow your kind over the levee


Spankum
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Miss-sippi
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Not surprising at all...I have crossed the river at Vicksburg and Natchez a few times over the past week and it is high as hell...


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
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your kind


STD Free?

I knew you sailor type liked to keep amongst yourselves.


Jones
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something something while underway....


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TigersSEC2010
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Anybody wanna go swimming in the spillway this weekend?


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CroakaBait
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Bonnet Carre = oyster bed killer


Spankum
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
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Bonnet Carre = oyster bed killer


exactly what I thought when I read this. I understand that lots of oyster beds were killed by the last opening and I would expect this round to finish them off.


CroakaBait
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Yeah, it’s definitely a necessary evil, but man it sucks for the next season when they have to open her up.


Spankum
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Miss-sippi
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
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Yeah, it’s definitely a necessary evil, but man it sucks for the next season when they have to open her up


probably going to kill off beds that have been passed down through generations of harvesters...I would think that will kill the livelihood of a number of folks.


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The Boat
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Why? The river at New Orleans won’t even be at minor flood stage levels on Thursday.

Opening it wrecks Lake Pontchartrain.


Captain Crackysack
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How is everybody supposed to set their new downbound speed record with a speed limit!?


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
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Forecasts predict that by then the Mississippi will be flowing at a rate of about 1.25 million cubic feet per second, the point at which officials begin opening the spillway's 350 individual bays to keep water levels in New Orleans well below the 20-foot levees that line the river.


I would imagine it is get a head start since it isn't an immediate process.
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TigerWise
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Opening it wrecks Lake Pontchartrain.


Yup


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redneck
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Welp, there goes the trestles spring bite


BigHoss
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Offshore
Member since Apr 2010
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
At least this is relatively healthy for the coast.

Not ideal in the short term for the sportsmen and commercial fishermen


CHEDBALLZ
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway to open Thursday
Should leave it open


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