Saturday, May 14, 2011

Man-made deluge commences...

in the Atchafalaya River basin as the Morganza Floodway is activated for the first time in 38 years:  Mississippi River Floodgate Opens, Inundating Cajun Country in Louisiana.

Here's the forecast map issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that indicates the timing of flooding downstream from the spillway.  Sadly, family members of a good friend and colleague reside in the affected area.

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