Spillway Size

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This was taken in the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, Louisiana. Norco is up the Mississippi River from New Orleans. The spillway allows the River water to divert into Lake Pontchartrain.

In addition to being a water diversion, the spillway is a great recreational area. It is dry, except for lagoons or ditches, most of the
time. When the water is diverted the water saves New Orleans from being inundated but when it is dry it keeps the New Orleans area entertained with wilderness areas, ATV parks, and access to the lake for boats. This picture through the railroad trestle gives you an idea of the size of the spillway.


Guest - Jan 06, 2006 06:12 AM EDT
Thanks for the comments!! To learn more facts about the spillway, please check out the following site:http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pao/bcarre/bcarre.htm
Guest - Jan 05, 2006 08:18 PM EDT
Durn! That's big! Good shot.
Guest - Jan 05, 2006 07:10 PM EDT
interesting facts about the spillway

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