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Old 04-21-2011, 05:01 PM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
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Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Looks like a 17 ft. stage in New Orleans in a couple of weeks, with both major rivers flooding. Two thirds of NOLA's water comes from the Ohio. Back in the summer of 1993, I was working on the NATCHEZ during the record UMR flood. When our water reached NOLA, all it did was make the river stage about 8 ft. instead of the usual August 3 ft. levels. This spring the NOLA levels have been high thanks to the early Ohio flooding, but when both of these end up down there, it might bring the Bonne Carre Spillway gates open again...
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