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Corps planning on opening Bonnet Carre Spillway very soon---FOR ONLY THREE WEEKS AS OF NOW!!! ?Waiting? to see how much ?promised land? will be built up in our marshes? NADA!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.
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There will be no land build up in any marsh with the opening of the Bonnet Carre... It goes straight to the lake . There will be deposits in the spillway ... You should have went looked there after the last opening...You would see how much potential marsh is washing into the gulf ...Best thing they can do in the spillway is blow the locks and let it flow . Cut the east guide levee behind the protection levee and rebuild LaBranch...That'll never work though , too easy ...
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You know good and well that that spillway has nothing to do with land development. Jeez...Maybe this should be in the opinions section...not the reports section.
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DMAN1968: You are correct, the spillway was not designed to build marsh. In fact, during each opening, most sediment is deposited south of the ICG Railroad (first railroad from river), then some noticeable sediment deposits between ICG and KCS Railroad (second railroad from river.) When the spillway has settled,after this next opening, go take a ride in the spillway from River Road to US 61, and unless it's different from every other time it opened, you will see what I'm talking about. The previous opening of the spillway water scoured a hole 26 feet deep under railroad trestle at the lake near center of spillway (it was on the news railroad shut down for repairs). Every time spillway is opened there are algae blooms in lake from excess nutrients in river water.
However, if as bullcoon suggested, the east spillway levee is opened north of the hurricane protection levee diverting river water through LaBranch wetlands, nutrients will be filtered from the water in the marsh where it's needed before entering the lake lessening impact on lake. Facts, opinions, who cares? We know what happens to the lake each time the spillway is opened. Maybe it's time to try something different.
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as you already know, the corp didn't promise land by building and operating the spillway (too deep) nor did the corp promise to build land with Canaervon Diversion. The Corp does promise to build land with sediment diversions and dredges in the Master Plan.
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he is from another has been sight and likes to stir the pot. the other site is dieing , so he is here to promote not doing the Master Plan. The only people not wanting the master plan are commercial fishers, which makes sense because for now, it will definitely relocate there business.
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Land in Davis Pond.

http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/sports/article_548ad92e-052a-11e8-9a33-13fdb7ca3179.html
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We all know that they open the spillway to release pressure and lower water levels approaching New Orleans...that's not going to change and I'm not sure what there is 'new' to try.

Now...about this 26 foot hole...anyone tried fishing it? Sounds like a potential opportunity. :)
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Remove the Mississippi River levees from Myrtle Grove area and southward.
The marsh will rebuild, New Orleans will never flood again.
Feds should buy out the landowners involved, make the entire area a National Wildlife Preserve.
Problems solved.
None of our current problems started until we built levees. Why did we build them south of Belle Chase ? Population density there , and south of there,doesn't warrant the negative outcomes we experience because of the levees.
DONT remove the levees & by 2050 there wont be any marsh in this area, and only a battered road to what was once Venice.
Controversial to say the least, but in the world according to ME ? I'd bulldoze the levees. Should have been done long ago, in my opinion.
Please,no emails. Its just my opinion.
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