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TDsngumbo
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Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
Baton Rouge Advocate

Reading this article spooks me out a bit. As far-fetched as this article seems, remember that this article from 2013 also seemed far-fetched before 2016.

I didn't realize how close the control structure is to failing. Obviously it's still very strong and secure but one major flood could cause it to fail and if that happens, there's literally no going back. If it fails then the majority of the water would begin to flow through the Atchafalaya basin, resulting in the loss of Morgan City and many other towns and communities between the control structure and the gulf. The economic losses would be $14 million PER DAY and New Orleans would lose its status as a major port and would effectively die a quick economic death overnight.

Can you imagine the worldwide impacts? The unimaginable flooding?

Are there any experts who post here who can weigh in on this possibility?


soccerfüt
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
Nature, you a muthafricka.


Duckhammer_77
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
MS been trying to go down Atchafalaya for 40 yrs


notiger1997
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
These articles have been coming out at least once a year for the last 20 years it seems.


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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
This is not news. We learned this in Louisiana geography in the seventies.


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MontyFranklyn
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
Damn


Cosmo
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
New Orleans is already slowly losing its port business

Would be an economic boom for St Mary Parish though


Duckhammer_77
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
If that happens, the gulf seawater will come upstream past Nola. I would think Nola port would still have deep water access


jdeval1
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
All those plants up and down the river would be screwed.


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deeprig9
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
They just have to keep pumping slurry into the voids which can be done indefinitely.


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choupiquesushi
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
You do realize the ms river has changed course several times


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Pecker
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Member since May 2015
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
This changes everything.

Except I won’t change a single thing I normally do.


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GRTiger
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
quote:

Can you imagine the worldwide impacts?


Worldwide? No, I cannot imagine them.


tgrbaitn08
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
Fake news


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Cowboyfan89
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
Depending on who you talk to, there are those that believe we came close to seeing this in the flood of 2011.


Marco Esquandolas
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
If this happens, would BR still need a new bridge?


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Jones
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Member since Oct 2005
74037 posts

re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
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New Orleans is already slowly losing its port business



Odd since it's at an all time high right now


The Boat
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Nazi Germany
Member since Oct 2008
94278 posts

re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
Came closer to happening in 73.

It’s not going to happen in our lifetime. These stories come out every year to let Louisiana mooch for more money to waste on food stamps.


Eightballjacket
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2016
2518 posts

re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
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Odd since it's at an all time high right now

Do you have the numbers to support this? I find it hard to believe that more goods are shipped through the Port of New Orleans than were shipped 30-40 years ago.


upgrayedd
Lamar Fan
White-manning in metro BR
Member since Mar 2013
75845 posts

re: Mississippi River could change its course forever during one major flood
This article comes out as the new water campus is coming online.

Coincidence...?


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