USA, Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morganza Spillway (Floodway), gates.
RMDCE8AMUSA, Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morganza Spillway (Floodway), gates.
24 May 2011. Berwick, Louisiana, USA. The Atchafalaya river is close to record water levels along the levees up and down the river system as floodwaters crest. Water is seeping through sandbagged levee gate structures. Another 2ft of water is expected following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Many businesses and industries have been disrupted creating far reaching economic impact. Photo Credit: Charlie Varley/Sipa Press/1105311658
RM2F085TJ24 May 2011. Berwick, Louisiana, USA. The Atchafalaya river is close to record water levels along the levees up and down the river system as floodwaters crest. Water is seeping through sandbagged levee gate structures. Another 2ft of water is expected following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Many businesses and industries have been disrupted creating far reaching economic impact. Photo Credit: Charlie Varley/Sipa Press/1105311658
Crawfisherman Jody Meche dumps outs a catch of crawfish at the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the strings of his crawfish traps above the waterline as water levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
RM2D0GKTHCrawfisherman Jody Meche dumps outs a catch of crawfish at the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the strings of his crawfish traps above the waterline as water levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
In the spring of 1973 the Mississippi River reached its highest level in more than 150 years. Unprecedented flooding occurred throughout the river basin. Particularly affected were the marsh area below New Orleans and the entire Atchafalaya river basin morganza spillway and Mississippi River in flood; Louisiana  ca. May 1973
RM2H61DAGIn the spring of 1973 the Mississippi River reached its highest level in more than 150 years. Unprecedented flooding occurred throughout the river basin. Particularly affected were the marsh area below New Orleans and the entire Atchafalaya river basin morganza spillway and Mississippi River in flood; Louisiana ca. May 1973
USA, Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morganza Spillway, parched land east (upriver) of spillway gates.
RMDCE8A5USA, Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morganza Spillway, parched land east (upriver) of spillway gates.
24 May 2011. Morgan City, Louisiana, USA. The Atchafalaya river is close to record water levels along the levees up and down the river system as floodwaters crest. Water is seeping through sandbagged levee gate structures. Another 2ft of water is expected following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Many businesses and industries have been disrupted with far reaching economic impact. Photo Credit: Charlie Varley/Sipa Press/1105311701
RM2F085WY24 May 2011. Morgan City, Louisiana, USA. The Atchafalaya river is close to record water levels along the levees up and down the river system as floodwaters crest. Water is seeping through sandbagged levee gate structures. Another 2ft of water is expected following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Many businesses and industries have been disrupted with far reaching economic impact. Photo Credit: Charlie Varley/Sipa Press/1105311701
A live crawfish caught by Jody Meche is seen at the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the strings of his crawfish traps above the waterline as water levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
RM2CXGM46A live crawfish caught by Jody Meche is seen at the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the strings of his crawfish traps above the waterline as water levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
24 May 2011. Berwick, Louisiana, USA. Looking across the Atchafalaya river to Morgan City. The river is close to record water levels along the levees up and down the river system as floodwaters crest. Water is seeping through sandbagged levee gate structures. Another 2ft of water is expected following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Many businesses and industries have been disrupted creating far reaching economic impact. Photo Credit: Charlie Varley/Sipa Press/1105311658
RM2F085TK24 May 2011. Berwick, Louisiana, USA. Looking across the Atchafalaya river to Morgan City. The river is close to record water levels along the levees up and down the river system as floodwaters crest. Water is seeping through sandbagged levee gate structures. Another 2ft of water is expected following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Many businesses and industries have been disrupted creating far reaching economic impact. Photo Credit: Charlie Varley/Sipa Press/1105311658
Crawfisherman Jody Meche dumps outs a catch of crawfish at the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the strings of his crawfish traps above the waterline as water levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
RM2CYY721Crawfisherman Jody Meche dumps outs a catch of crawfish at the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the strings of his crawfish traps above the waterline as water levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
USA, Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morganza Spillway tower at causeway over spillway gates, open for repair after Flood of '11.
RMDCE8BBUSA, Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morganza Spillway tower at causeway over spillway gates, open for repair after Flood of '11.
24 May 2011. Bayou Sorrell, Louisiana, USA. The Atchafalaya river is close to record water levels along the levee walls up and down her west bank levee. Driving and parking on the levee is forbidden, but many do. Crawfishermen have lost thousands of traps due to waters rising 10ft and higher in many of their traditional fishing holes and water presses against vulnerable levee walls. Another 2ft of water is expected. The crawfishermen await a bountiful harvest following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Photos Credit: Charlie Varley/Si
RM2F085RP24 May 2011. Bayou Sorrell, Louisiana, USA. The Atchafalaya river is close to record water levels along the levee walls up and down her west bank levee. Driving and parking on the levee is forbidden, but many do. Crawfishermen have lost thousands of traps due to waters rising 10ft and higher in many of their traditional fishing holes and water presses against vulnerable levee walls. Another 2ft of water is expected. The crawfishermen await a bountiful harvest following the opening of the Morganza spillway complex to ease flood pressure on the Mississippi River. Photos Credit: Charlie Varley/Si
Crawfisherman Jody Meche reaches for the string leading to his crawfish trap, to move it to a higher branch, in the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the lines above the waterline as levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
RM2CWTBDDCrawfisherman Jody Meche reaches for the string leading to his crawfish trap, to move it to a higher branch, in the Atchafalaya Basin near Butte LaRose, Louisiana, May 20, 2011. Meche worked to bring the lines above the waterline as levels began rapidly rising, a week after the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)