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mikeytig
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Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
And the Army Corps of Engineers are already trying to cover their butts.

“We have had high/water events in hurricane season but we’ve never had an elevation forecast like this”

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rsbd
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
I wish I still had my oh-noz gif. Nothing gonna happen


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jimbeam
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bluemoons
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
Certainly not wishing flooding on anyone (including myself, ha), but the Lake P basin could reallllly use a saltwater influx.


choupiquesushi
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
It's a safe wager that somewhere below NOLA, southbound river water could collide with north bound storm surge and create another "mardi gras gap" in a the smaller levees in plaquemines parish - long before the levee would be overtopped in NOLA.

Those levees have been saturated for a looooong time now.. .they are built for smooth flowing south bound water - not roiling swirling colliding flowages.


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Sid in Lakeshore
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
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storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet


This is exactly what we need to flush out all this damn freshwater that has taken over our former brackish areas in the East delta, Biloxi marsh areas.... Need more saltwater mixing to foster those damn fish populations.


CarRamrod
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
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This is exactly what we need to flush out all this damn freshwater that has taken over our former brackish areas in the East delta, Biloxi marsh areas.... Need more saltwater mixing to foster those damn fish populations.


you mean areas that were freshwater estuaries 50-100 years ago?


but muh fishing!!!


and im an avid fisherman.


bluemoons
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
Yeah dude. Muh fishing. And muh ecosystem that is currently being destroyed by algae bloom and fertilizer.


jimjackandjose
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
Fertilizer... my lord


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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
They're red buttons. Obvious answer is to hit em both


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bluemoons
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
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jimbeam


You guys act like these are mutually exclusive concepts. I’ve literally exhausted myself debating with down the road people about why the reversion back to the freshwater norm/diversions are necessary for the future of our state. My comment earlier had absolutely nothing to do with that.

The Lake P basin could use an influx of saltwater right now for reasons other than “muh stupid online trigger word.”

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Fertilizer... my lord


Nitrogen and phosphorus don’t act as fertilizers?
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jimbeam
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
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I’ve literally exhausted myself debating with down the road people about why the reversion back to the freshwater norm/diversions are necessary for the future of our state.
I think we’re on the same team here man


bluemoons
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
I know, and from previous posts I’ve gathered that. I just thought you guys took my original post in this thread as something to the contrary.


jimbeam
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
Not at all.


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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
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And muh ecosystem that is currently being destroyed by algae bloom and fertilizer.




Not trying to start a big argument but the ecosystem was first destroyed by saltwater intrusion and is still currently being. That the freshwater contains fertilizer runoff is a different issue with a different solution from just totally denouncing diversions. Unless I'm just completely ignorant in my understanding more and strategic diversions will be better for fishing in the long run by making these spillway openings less frequent, preventing the huge deluge of freshwater all at once that leads to issues.


GREENHEAD22
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
Meh, before mans intervention they were brackish estuaries, not freshwater. The river use to have multiple outlets upstream of the mouth and would get out of its banks in lots of areas. The amount of flow at the mouth now is substantially more than before.


bluemoons
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
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Not trying to start a big argument but the ecosystem was first destroyed by saltwater intrusion and is still currently being. That the freshwater contains fertilizer runoff is a different issue with a different solution from just totally denouncing diversions. Unless I'm just completely ignorant in my understanding more and strategic diversions will be better for fishing in the long run by making these spillway openings less frequent, preventing the huge deluge of freshwater all at once that leads to issues.



I agree, and do not denounce diversions at all. Quite the opposite actually. I was just referring to the issue that Lake P specifically is facing currently, which is just because of the spillway opening.

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Meh, before mans intervention they were brackish estuaries, not freshwater. The river use to have multiple outlets upstream of the mouth and would get out of its banks in lots of areas. The amount of flow at the mouth now is substantially more than before.


Agreed. I understand the logic of "well we need to go back to freshwater because that's the way it was before," and to a certain extent I agree with that, but a whole lot has changed since the time of "the way it was before." Man has done a lot of irreversible things to the flow to the Mississippi River that make a practical solution to this overall problem (the state's land loss as a whole - not the current Lake P problem) possibly nonexistent.
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WPBTiger
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
Should have opened the Morganza.


Doby
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re: Coming storm surge to push river levels up 2 to 3 feet
The coming surge is just what we need to get muh fish in the boat. The rents’ house in Oak Harbor has had some very low water the last couple of weeks so the surge should do what we all want, bring salinity levels up and get rid of this god awful algae bloom.

August could shape up to be near normal trout levels.


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