Saturday, May 14, 2011

5-13-11 Mississippi River - New Orleans




 One Love



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


Planetary Note:

Photo taken night before the opening of the Morgaza Spillway WIKI

Army Corps Explains Morganza Spillway Opening



Blessings and gratitude to the peoples affected by the openings of the spillways and prayers for your tribulations. Blessings and thanks to the Corps of Engineers for their tireless work and difficult decisions which they are being asked to make daily.

OneLove

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lake Charles, Louisiana: Thousands of fish dead along I-210 beach

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



Lake Charles, Louisiana - Thousands of dead fish were discovered Wednesday, lining the shore of the I-210 beach.

Most of the fish washed ashore on the southwest corner of the beach.

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries identified the fish as Shad, which are known to travel in huge schools and are more common in creeks.

Biologists collected samples of the fish to send off for testing. Though no official results are back, biologists said the fish kill was most likely caused by low oxygen levels. Low oxygen levels are usually caused by low tides and high temperatures and usually affect one species.

Fish kills are common along the Gulf Coast, especially during the summer months.

Since officials don't believe the fish pose any threat to humans or animals, the I-210 beach remains open.

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The Power of Free Speech - Who decides who has the right to express it and who does not?

Since April 29, 2011, I began writing about the Mississippi River and documenting what I was finding. I also created posts, which would be helpful to people like myself looking for answers and most of all when it comes to the Mississippi flooding, facts, maps, and links as I come by them. This little blog became a portal for those seeking more information.

Since that time, my computer has been attacked with a virus. As a result, I needed to clean my computer and re-upload my video software. Then on Wednesday, Blogger did "some work" which left data off of my site from Wednesday night until today. I was unable to access my blog until this afternoon, thus I was unable to take care of my daily updates and I have lost data.

Fishin on the Mississippi River by the Levee - Black Pearl, New Orleans: water height 17'

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




More Photos: Mississippi River New Orleans:





The levee Black Pearl New Orleans. River height 17'. Velocity 1.5 million cubic feet per second.

Who dat! Catchin plenty big fish!

OneLove.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Prayers for the suffering...


ORIGINATION SOURCE: johnkingusa.blogs.cnn.com
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Mississippi River Flood Warnings/Updates - Hydrologic Outlooks via Weather.gov




Flood Warning

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS BATON ROUGE LA
101 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2011

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
LOUISIANA...

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER ABOVE BUTTE LA ROSE AFFECTING ST. MARTIN AND ST.MARY PARISHES

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MYETTE POINT AFFECTING ST. MARY PARISH

THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AT BAYOU SORREL LOCK AFFECTING IBERVILLE PARISH

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY AFFECTING ST. MARY PARISH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.

DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS. TURN AROUND AND DON`T DROWN.

A FOLLOWUP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED LATER. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE PROVIDER...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. THE LATEST GRAPHICAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV.






HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
530 PM CDT TUE MAY 10 2011

...CONTINGENCY FORECASTS FOR MISSISSIPPI AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS...
...UPDATED CONTINGENCY FORECAST STAGE FOR BUTTE LA ROSE...

SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ACROSS THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RIVERVALLEYS OVER THE PAST MONTH HAS LED TO HISTORIC...AND IN SOME CASES RECORD BREAKING...RISES ON BOTH RIVERS. AS THIS WATER MOVESDOWNRIVER...SIGNIFICANT RISES WILL OCCUR ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS THROUGH SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER. OFFICIALS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BAYS OPEN ON THE SPILLWAY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN NOW REFLECT THE PROJECTED OPENING OF MORGANZA AT 20 PERCENT CAPACITY.

HOWEVER...IF THE OPENING OF MORE GATES IS REQUIRED...FORECASTS
CRESTS WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE OFFICIAL FORECAST FOR THE
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER. DUE TO SOME ADJUSTMENTS IN THE STREAMFLOWS ON THE RED RIVER...THE FORECAST CRESTS FOR UPPER PORTIONS OF THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER (ABOVE BUTTE LA ROSE) HAVE BEEN LOWERED SLIGHTLY.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT WHILE THE OFFICIAL FLOOD STAGES ARE
LISTED BELOW...MOST POPULATION CENTERS ARE PROTECTED BY FLOOD CONTROL LEVEES TO MUCH HIGHER LEVELS.

IN ADDITION IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT SOME LOCATIONS MAY
EXPERIENCE FLOODING BEFORE FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. IF YOU ARE A PROPERTY OWNER ON THE UNPROTECTED SIDE OF THE LEVEE...PLEASE LOOK AT THE FORECAST AND DETERMINE IF YOUR PROPERTY IS AT RISK OF FLOODING.

FORECAST POINT FLOOD OFFICIAL
STAGE FORECAST

SIMMESPORT 47.0 45.5
MELVILLE 41.0 36.0
KROTZ SPRINGS 37.0 32.0
BUTTE LA ROSE 25.0 27.0
BAYOU SORREL LOCK 12.0 18.0
MYETTE POINT 15.0 17.0
MORGAN CITY 4.0 11.0

All Warnings and Hydrologic Updates: Water.weather.gov

PHOTOS: Mississippi River: New Orleans - Industrial Canal Lock St. Claude Ave, Sister Street Levee - May 10, 2011 16.96"


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



Water levels seems to be holding around the 16.9' range since the opening of the Bonne Carre Spillway bays. More debris showing up in the river, mostly tree debris. Shipping seems to be more active as upstream shipping lanes are closed or closing. Trains are running more frequently with goods.


Industrial Canal Lock at St. Claude Avenue Bridge

Thanks to my neighbor Alvin for your help getting to the levee.


View from Stister Street Levee of New Orleans and Mississippi River shipping lanes.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sick fish in Gulf are alarming scientists


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


BP Was Drilling In A Mine Field! Gulf of Mexico Is Major Dumping Ground For Unexploded Bombs.

You learn the darnedest things on the internets. For example, I just found out that the Gulf of Mexico is the primary disposal site for unexploded military munitions - over 30 million pounds of bombs, projectiles and chemical ordnance. And because records are spotty and incomplete, we don't know exactly where these dumps are.

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/bp-was-drilling-mine-field-gulf-mexic

 GULF UPDATE 8/20/11 - OIL RISING AGAIN FROM MACONDO WELL: BP HIRES FLEET OF 40 SHRIMP BOATS TO LAY BOOM AROUND OLD DEEPWATER HORIZON SITE

http://www.stuarthsmith.com/oil-rising-again-from-macondo-well-bp-hires-fleet-of-40-shrimp-boats-to-lay-boom-around-old-deepwater-horizon-site


Gulf Update: August 18, 2011: The area being investigated is South of Louisiana

BP Investigates New Oil Sheen Near Green Canyon Block In Gulf Of Mexico

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/bp-sheen-gulf-mexico_n_930156.html

FDA Press Release Warning: Consumers warned to avoid eating oysters from area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida (Gulf)
Warning follows bacterial illness outbreak

Sick fish in Gulf are alarming scientists
Written by
Kimberly Blair
Full story: pnj.com

Scientists are alarmed by the discovery of unusual numbers of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and inland waterways with skin lesions, fin rot, spots, liver blood clots and other health problems.

"It's a huge red flag," said Richard Snyder, director of the University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation. "It seems abnormal, and anything we see out of the ordinary we'll try to investigate."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

PHOTOS: New Orleans: Mississippi River, Industrial Canal at St. Claude Bridge, Sister Street Levee: 16.38' - May 8, 2011

Photos of the Mississippi River New Orleans - Levee and St. Claude Street Bridge Lock, 5-8-11. Update 5-19-11 16.51' 5-16-11 17.06' 5-19-11 17.21'

Thank you Sis. Cassandra from Mount Carmel Baptist Church for your help with these photos.

One Love


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.

Photo: Mississippi River 16.38' - by Sister Street Levee: New Orleans May 8, 2011




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


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  0.00

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

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

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

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 *`7.21 24hr +0.01
As of 5/20/11 alll updates can be found at this blog posting: http://postkatrina2008.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-3-2011-photos-new-orleans-levee-137.html
or go to the source:
NEW ORLEANS FORECAST ASSUMES UPSTREAM STRUCTURES WILL BE OPERATED TO MAINTAIN STAGE OF 17.0 FEET


FLOOD FIGHT 2011
US ARMY CORPS ENGINEERS


Louisiana:
New Orleans:



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.

10' Alligator Seen Chalmette, La - May 8, 2011

These photos of an approximately 10' Alligator were taken by a friend of mine, Ras Taul Mann, May 8, 2011, on his Blackberry.


Maps: Mississippi River Flooding 2011 - Louisiana, Flood Maps, Parish Maps, Spillway Maps, Watershed and Basin Maps




Mississippi River - New Orleans - Army Corps of Engineers






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