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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Originally Posted by skymike thats true. did he just call me numbnuts? Not sure .... meanwhile ... some actual pictures! More where they come from ... Bonnet Carre Spillway opens as Mississippi River swells | NOLA.com...

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Old 05-10-2011, 05:32 PM   #11
 
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
thats true.

did he just call me numbnuts?
Not sure .... meanwhile ... some actual pictures!























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Old 05-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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Not calling anybody here numbnuts, just figured it was an apropos term anytime the ACE was brought up.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:36 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
thats true.

did he just call me numbnuts?
Funny... Isn't that what your second wife call you?

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #14
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Funny... Isn't that what your second wife call you?
I wish to high heaven my nuts were numb, where my 2nd wife is concerned. I'm still paying that b*t*h.

And btw, you've PO'd me royally with that oyster po boy picture. Now I'm hungry, no thanks to you. really hungry. not to mention homesick for my other home, New Orleans. oysters!
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:36 AM   #15
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Great pictures, FF. Now I know more. The spillway uses cross tie looking pieces to literally hold the water. Thats crazy. And do you think those 5 guys in the picture realize how important they are? These 5 guys control the fate of 1/3 of the U.S. water drainage. They're changing the flow of the river, affecting all these cities and farms.

I sure hope it works, and I hope they dont have to open Morganza.

Memphis destruction already estimated at 320 million.
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Great pictures, Smash. Now I know more. The spillway uses cross tie looking pieces to literally hold the water. Thats crazy. And do you think those 5 guys in the picture realize how important they are? These 5 guys control the fate of 1/3 of the U.S. water drainage. They're changing the flow of the river, affecting all these cities and farms.

I sure hope it works, and I hope they dont have to open Morganza.

Memphis destruction already estimated at 320 million.
Fixed it for ya.... gotta give credit to the actual picture poster after all.... lol ...

Dey don't have oyster poboys in Houston?
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And btw, you've PO'd me royally with that oyster po boy picture. Now I'm hungry, no thanks to you. really hungry. not to mention homesick for my other home, New Orleans. oysters!
No need thanking me Mike... Just finished off a big shrimp poboy from the Amce Oyster House for lunch.
So what are you sayin? I should have got the oysters?



The Morganza Spilway is to insure that Baton Rouge and lands between the Bonne Carre Spillway don't flood. The Bonne Carre Spillway will more then take care of New Orleans since it is about 3 times the river width. They open the BCS about every 8 years. It's no big deal since it doesn't do anything but flush out the lake with fresh water and produce a giant alge bloom and fish kill.

Still, the lake bounces back quickly and is usually better than before.


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ah, great pics, Smash.

hope everybody's doing ok.
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My word. theyre opening the Morganza. Those poor folks in the Basin.
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Last open in 1973. It floods a giant area. People knew they were building on a flood plain.
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