Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flood Warning in Effect - New Orleans: May 2011

6/20/11: Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.

OneLove

This is not over. Even if the Morganza Spillway was closed... The Missouri River is flooding and the Missouri flows into the Mississippi. We are not out of the water yet so to speak. http://postkatrina2008.blogspot.com/2011/05/52511-stating-obviousflooding-and.html




 "I still don't think people understand the immensity of this flood,"  "The rain event we've had the past two weeks is 600 percent above normal."

Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, Mississippi River Commission President


UPDATES: ARMY CORPS ENGINEERS:

Monday, May 9, 2011
The Bonnet Carré Spillway will be open on Monday, May 9, 2011 in order to keep the volume of Mississippi River flows at New Orleans from exceeding 1.25 million cubic feet per second (cfs). Opening procedures will begin at approximately 8 a.m. Media and the general public are allowed to view the spillway opening at the Bonnet Carré Spillway Project Office, located at 16302 River Roadin Norco, Louisiana. The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway can be watched from your computer by going to the following link http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bonnet-carre. We anticipate the channel will be live at approximately 0755 on Monday, May 9, 2011.


link:  CURRENT INFORMATION FOR 2011 FLOOD FIGHT

SOURCE: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/bcarre/missriver.asp


Mississippi River Updates:
RiverGages.com
RiverGages.com (all maps)
Vicksburg - Army Corps Engineers
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Louisiana: noaa.gov
River Flooding: Terminology Explained
wwltv.com: Splillway to Open Monday as Miss. River Rises
NOLA.com: University of Iowa sends flood barriers to Louisiana
Bonnet Carre Spillway - WIKI
http://neworleansnews.gulfcoastrising.com/2011/05/06/project-flood-official-warning-issued-new-orleans/
http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/project-flood-official-warning-issued-new-orleans
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13314644
http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/story/Army-Corps-uses-social-media-to-spread-flood-news/TXYznfUDiEWcDL90diV3Vw.cspx
https://www.facebook.com/OperationWatershed2011?ref=ts&sk=wall
http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Army-Corps-of-Engineers-requests-opening-of-Morganza-Spillway-121444554.html
http://www.wafb.com/story/14593056/corps-releases-map-showing-anticipated-flooding-from-morganza-spill-opening


Photos of the Levee by Sister Street - St. Claude Bridge 13.7'
New Orleans: 5-3-11

May16, 2011:
http://youtu.be/KJcdjEcKxD4
May 13, 2011:
http://youtu.be/4SIhdAvi9sg
May 12, 2011:
http://youtu.be/MGqFAXvslBk
May 10, 2011:
http://youtu.be/5Rjs4KTIGJQ
May 8, 2011:
http://youtu.be/9h-gsH9OVSc
May 3, 2011:
http://youtu.be/D0RMhkvZZLE

Updates:

SOURCE: Realtimer.com

STATION  Flood Stage  7PM 12HR ....F O R E C A S T.....        CREST DATE

BATON ROUGE           
5-4-11   35 35.4 +0.5 35.6 36.4 37.0 37.7 38.4 47.5       05/23P A.05/03
5-5-11   35 36.3 +0.4 36.9  37.9 39.0 40.1 41.1 47.5      05/23P
5-6-11  *37.76
5-7-11  *38.39 24hr + 0.78
5-8-11  *39.52 24hr + 1.13
5-9-11  *40.2   24hr + 1.20
5-10-11 *41.89 24hr+ 1.00
5-11-11 *42.69 24hr +0.64
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 *43.68 24hr +0.29
5-14-11 *43.92 24hr +0.50
5-15-11 *44.35 24hr +0.53
5-16-11 *44.44 24hr +0.04
5-17-11 *44.73 24hr +0.31
5-18-11 *44.72 24 hr+0.12
5-19-11 *44.71 24hr - 0.03
5-20-11 *44.59 24hr -0.12 
5-21-11 *44.48 24hr  -0.12
5-22-11 *44.39 24hr  -0.07
5-23-11 *44.32 24hr  -0.17


DONALDSONVILLE   
5-4-11   27 25.1 +0.5 25.3 25.9 26.5 27.0 27.6 36.0       05/23P A.05/06P
5-5-11   27 26.1 +0.6 26.6 27.6 28.7 29.7 30.7 36.0       05/23P
5-6-11  *27.33
5-7-11 *27.83 24hr + 0.68
5-8-11 *28.80 24hr +0.99
5-9-11 *29.88 24hr +1.08
5-10-11*30.73 24hr+0.76
5-11-11*31.10 24hr+0.45
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 *31.84 24hr +0.34
5-14-11 *31.97 24hr +0.40
5-15-11 *32.14 24hr +033
5-16-11 *32.38 24hr +0.24
5-17-11 *32.30  24hr -0.04
5-18-11*32.43  24hr +0.13
5-19-11 *32.39  24hr -0.05
5-20-11 *32.33 24hr  -0.06
5-21-11 *32.31 24hr +0.05
5-22-11 *32.19 24hr   0.00
5-23-11 *32.01 24hr  -0.21


RESERVE     
 5-4-11  22 19.3E MSG 19.4 19.9 20.4 20.9 21.3 25.0    05/24A A.05/13A
 5-5-11  22 20.2 +0.7     20.1 20.7 21.3 21.9 22.5 25.0    05/24A
 5-6-11  *21.04
 5-7-11  *21.45 24hr +0.53  
5-8-11   *22.20 24hr +0.75 
5-9-11   *23.12 24hr +0.92 
5-10-11 *23.46 24hr +0.66
5-11-11 *23.76 24hr +0.20
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11  *23.46 24hr -0.08
5-14-11 *23.60 24hr +0.03
5-15-11 *23.59 24hr +0.04
5-16-11 *23.81 24hr - 0.05
5-17-11 *23.85 24hr +0.07
5-18-11 *23.90 24hr +0.07
5-19-11*23.94 24hr  +0.04
5-20-11 *23.86 24hr  -0.08
5-21-11 *23.78  24hr -0.10
5-22-11 *23.68 24hr  -0.10
5-22-11 *23.60 24hr  -0.16

BONNE CARRE - NORTH OF SPILLWAY
5-7-11  19.40  24hr +0.47
5-8-11  20.05 24hr +0.60
5-9-11  20.90 24hr +0.85
5-10-11 21.30 24hr +0.37
5-11-11 21.33 24hr +0.09
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 20.80 24hr -0.13
5-14-11 20.88 24hr +0.07
5-15-11 20.87 24hr -0.01
5-16-11 21.08 24hr -0.10
5-17-11 21.02 24hr -0.02
5-18-11 21.13 24hr +0.07
5-19-11 21.26 24hr +0.04
5-20-11 21.22 24hr -0.01
5-21-11 21.08 24hr -0.10
5-22-11 20.86 24hr -0.17
5-23-11 21.02 24hr +0.08

BONNE CARRE (01280)
5-7-11 19.39 24hr +0.47
5-8-11 20.05 24hr +0.70
5-9-11 20.05 24hr +0.60
5-10-11 21.38 24hr +0.36
5-11-11 21.47 24hr +0.08 After 2nd opeing Bonne Carre Spillway
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 21.40 24hr -0.15
5-14-11 21.26
24hr +0.03

5-15-11 21.26 24hr +0.05
5-16-11 21.47 24hr +0.11
5-17-11 21.46 24hr +0.08
5-18-11 21.48 24hr +0.04
5-19-11 21.56 24hr -0.05
5-20-11 21.55 24hr -0.08
5-21-11 21.42 24hr -0.09 
5-22-11 21.37 24hr -0.03
5-23-11 21.24 24hr -0.15

NEW ORLEANS (CARROLLTON 01300)  
5-4-11  17 14.0E MSG 14.0 14.4 14.7 15.1 15.4 17.0    05/24A
5-5-11  17 14.7  +0.6   14.5  15.0 15.3 15.7 16.1 17.0   05/24A
5-6-11  17 *15.16 +0.5 15.4 15.9 16.3 16.6 17.1 19.5    05/24A A.5/11A
5-7-11  17 *15.51 24hr +0.40
5-8-11  17 *15.85 24hr +0.57
5-9-11  17 *16.51 24hr +0.66 After opening of Bonne Carre: 16.65 24hr +0.51 1400 hrs
                                                                                                         16.71 24hr +0.33 1700 hrs
5-10-11 17  *16.96 24hr +0.33
5-11-11 17  *17.04 24hr +0.13
5-12-11 17 missing data
5-13-11 17  *16.70 24hr -0.08
5-14-11 17 *16.80 24hr +0.02 w/24hr precip +0.42 
5-15-11 17 *16.88 24hr +0.12 After opening of Morganza Spillway 5-14-11
5-16-11 17 *17.05 24hr +0.03
5-17-11 17 *17.15 24hr +0.17
5-18-11 17 *17.19 24hr  -0.03
5-19-11 17 *17.21 24hr +0.01
5-20-11 17 *17.21 24hr  -0.05
5-21-11 17 *17.15 24hr -0.03 
5-22-11 17 *17.04 24hr  -0.05
5-22-11 17 *16.96 24hr -0.15 

find recent updates here:
*RiverGages.com

NEW ORLEANS FORECAST ASSUMES UPSTREAM STRUCTURES WILL BE OPERATED TO MAINTAIN STAGE OF 17.0 FEET
LEVEES PROTECT CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO 20 FT STAGE.


*THIS FORECAST INCLUDES EFFECT OF BIRDS POINT NEW MADRID FLOODWAY OPERATION.

Key:
E - Estimated
MIS - Missing
Under Date Column: A - AM, P - PM
Under (A)BV Column: .A - Above Flood Stage
.B - Below Flood Stage


*Planetary Update: 5-5-11: In the last few days neighbors and myself are starting to see water pools by sewer drains. Lower 9th Ward.

                                     
NEW ORLEANS FORECAST ASSUMES UPSTREAM STRUCTURES WILL BE OPERATED TO MAINTAIN STAGE OF 17.0 FEET



Related Mississppi River Flooding 2011:

HoumaToday:Flood will deal blow to struggling oystermen
The corps is also considering opening the Morganza Spillway, about 35 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. It diverts river water into the Atchafalaya Basin. It hasn't been opened since 1973.  (read more)




FLOOD STATEMENTS:


SOURCE: http://lacoast.gov/new/Ed/Articles/FragileFringe.aspx

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Investigates Radioactive Water Dump into Flooded Mississippi River
PORT GIBSON, MS. (HNN) - Workers at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Mississippi accidentally released water from an abandoned unit into the river, but a sensor triggered altering them to the presence of Tritum, a cancer causing radionuclide.

Although the material has uses in thermonuclear weapons systems, it is commonly used to make phosphor material to create permanent illumination (wristwatch dials, firearms night-sights).

Lisa Uselding, public affairs officer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, told reporters, “although the concentration of tritium exceeded EPA drinking water limits, the release should not represent a hazard to public health because of its dilution in the river.”

PORT GIBSON, MS. (HNN) - Workers at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Mississippi accidentally released water from an abandoned unit into the river, but a sensor triggered altering them to the presence of Tritum, a cancer causing radionuclide.

US nuclear units monitor rising Mississippi River
HOUSTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Nuclear power-plant operators are monitoring forecasts for the rising waters of the Mississippi River and preparing to shut plants later in the
month if flooding threatens access to sites or operation of plant safety systems, a regulator said on Friday. High water is not expected to disrupt operations at nuclear
plants located along rivers in the Midwest, but Entergy Corp officials are preparing for high water at three reactor sites along the Mississippi River from near Vicksburg,
Mississippi, to New Orleans, a company spokesman said.

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