Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yikes! It ain't even 'cane season yet!

A friend in New Orleans just sent me this photo which was taken a coupla days ago.

It's the Mississippi River levee near Williams Blvd. which is in the suburbs a bit West (upriver) of downtown New Orleans.

Eek! I think it's time to open the spillway, dudes.


  1. I talked to my pal Bob yesterday. They did open the spillway. That allowed the river to partially flow across some swampish land into the lake. That washed a lot of snakes, gators, etc. into the lake. Apparently there was a search on yesterday for a kayaker whose boat was found unoccupied on the lake. Gator activity was suspected; I'm not sure why. Bite out of the 'yak?

  2. When does hurricane season start and end?

  3. Official Atlantic hurricane season is June 1st thru November 30th. This is a photo of the Mississippi River so actually it represents basic Spring flooding. Remember that the Mighty Mississipi drains most of the middle of the U.S. That's a lot of water. The spillway is one of the "safety valves" to give them the illusion that they're in control of that flow.