Skip to comments.Louisiana Is About To Be Flooded With A Wall Of Water Nearly As Big As Connecticut
Posted on 05/14/2011 1:01:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Morganza floodway, a safety valve on the Mississippi River that allows water to flow into low lying areas north of major cities, is set to be opened today unleashing a wall of water on the region.
The water flow will impact at least 2,500 people, and potentially as many as 22,500, according to Bloomberg. From Bloomberg:
The opening of Louisianas Morganza floodway today may send enough water to fill a football field 10 feet deep every second across the heart of Cajun country, eventually filling an area almost as large as Connecticut.
Major General Michael Walsh, president of the Mississippi River Commission, has told Col. Edward Fleming to open the spillway as soon as the rivers flow reaches 1.5 million cubic feet per second at Louisianas Red River Landing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement.
The flood is already impacting the area around Memphis, and farmland there is expected to be underwater through the summer. When the floodgate is opened, 15,000 acres of farmland will be flooded in Louisiana as well.
The opening of the Morganza floodway will also have an impact on oil and gas production in the region, as several refineries operate in affected areas.
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Wish we could rout that water to west Texas.
Why doesn’t Obammie the Commie do something to prevent this and save Louisiana?
Obama hates red states.
It’s Bush’s fault.
Red State= New flood plain
It will most likely be a slow flow of water that will take days to reach its highest levels, not a wall of water.
“Red State= New flood plain”
How would you solve the problem?
What would you do with all the water flowing down the Mississippi?
RE: Why doesnt Obammie the Commie do something to prevent this and save Louisiana?
You expect him to perform a miracle to make the waters recede? Who do you think he really is — The Messiah? :)
Obammie the Commie = Barry the Bastard
“Why doesnt Obammie the Commie do something to prevent this and save Louisiana?”
This will save New Orleans from flooding, just as it was intended to do when the Morganza Spillway was completed in 1954.
“...as soon as the rivers flow reaches 1.5 million cubic feet per second at Louisianas Red River Landing...”
The gage reading is currently at 62.13 feet.
I don’t know what that translates to in MCF/second...
True. Additionally, the concept of a Wall as big as Connecticut has me scratching my head.
Oh, he can do anything...just...ANYThing.
MMM MMM MMM
Brack Who’s Sane? Obummer
Maybe someone should start a trans-Texas water pipeline commission. This can’t be the first time this has happened nor is it likely to be the last.
According to this data:
the trigger point has been reached.
I think they said it last happened in 1973. I’m watching it live; goodly amount of water pouring through.
I wonder if CIC has to make the ultimate call on this. Will he take credit for it?
I doubt he made the call on this but you can be sure if it works he will indeed take credit for it.
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