Morganza Spillway opening delayed, but tropical system may also threaten New Orleans

in nature •  3 months ago 

It’s that northeast swing, and the additional rainfall the storm could produce that’s worrying Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center hydrologist Jeff Graschel.

Interesting article about the possible impact of the recent flooding in the midwest and a tropical system meeting in the lower Mississippi River. This is starting to look more and more troubling. The worst thing that could happen is a storm surge coming up all these rivers that are trying to drain into the Gulf of Mexico. That would create a world of flooding.....

Read the full story here....
https://www.nola.com/weather/2019/06/morganza-spillway-opening-delayed-but-tropical-system-may-also-threaten-new-orleans.html

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It's a shame there isn't more places for the main rivers to empty into, we've leveed up too many of the natural waterways that would have been a safety valve.....

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