5 things to know about Bonnet Carré Spillway

in #nature2 months ago


The Bonnet Carré – French for “square hat” - is basically a 5¾-mile-long ditch between the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain. At the river, it’s 7,700 feet wide, expanding to 12,400 feet at the lake.

Interesting article about the Bonnet Carré Spillway which is a huge flood protection project on the Mississippi River. I've had the preasure of visiting this spillway in person while it was open and it was a site to see, the power of the River is amazing. So much water, and diverting it is a wonder to see in person. I'd like to see this as a fresh water diversion that would move fresh water to an area that needs the sediment for restoring the area like it was before man dammed up the River. I know a small number of people don't want to see that, but it's the way nature intended it.....

Read the full story here...


I'd like to see that one day, the power of water....

Is there good fishing around there?

Yeah, I hear it's pretty good. You have to dodge the alligators though, I hear they are huge, lol.