The River has bucked at Bohemia

 

mardi gras cut in the Bohemia access road

Way, way down at the end of the road, the Mississippi River has broken through its barriers to flood the marshes of Bohemia. On April 7th, we hiked down the flooded road to take a peek, and took the kite with us to gain some perspective.

 

For the past few years, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has tracked wetlands and the hydrodynamics at the site, which is unique along the river for having no levee to restrain the river.

In 2011, the river bucked and began to carve a new channel to the Gulf.

We hiked into the road breach site, and took turbidity and kite photos while we were there. The water was a bit intimidating.

 At the gates themselves, the turbidity readings read from 12 to 16 cm.  In the boiling cut itself, turbidity was also high at 14 cm.  The photo to the right shows at a glance that the swift river is ferrying sediment into the wetlands beyond.

We also captured some of the 2012 attempts to rebuild the  oil and gas access road across this new spur of the river.

For more pictures, check out the flickr set below:

 

Tags:

Recent Posts

Last summer the Rankin Hinds Pearl River Flood Control and Drainage District published its Draft...
Written by Andrew Whitehurst
Wednesday, 06 February 2019
The following is a blog written by Emily N. Donahoe, Legal Intern, from George Washington...
Written by Guest Blogger
Thursday, 10 January 2019
A bit of bipartisanship snuck into the holiday season, and thousands of acres of dunes,...
Written by Christian Wagley
Tuesday, 08 January 2019
The United States Senate on December 17 passed S. 1520, “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act...
Written by Kendall Dix
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Flood Less New Orleans is committed to engaging and mobilizing a variety of constituencies—including low-income...
Written by Harry Lowenburg
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
The House of Representatives actually got something right. In an age of growing frustration at...
Written by Christian Wagley
Friday, 07 December 2018
Senior Policy Director Matt Rota recently penned an op-ed for The Advocate about the red...
Written by Kendall Dix
Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Latest Actions

SHARE THIS PAGE