Dire Prediction for Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’

Gulf of Mexico’s oxygen devoid ‘dead zone’ could hit near-record 8,000 square miles this year, shocking report reveals

  • NOAA says the low-oxygen  area is likely to cover about 7,800 square miles 
  • This is in large part due to high spring rainfall, carrying fertilizer downriver
  • Nutrients feed algae, which die and decompose on sea floor, using up oxygen
  • The record set in 2017 is 8,776 square miles (22,700 square kilometers)


I forgot all about this in all the talk about midwest floods … FC

Is ETP’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline why they are Failing to Open the Morganza Spillway?

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CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, Kelcy Warren, gave over $100,000 to Trump’s campaign. Energy Transfer Partners, of Dakota Access Pipeline notoriety, is majority owner (60%), as well as operator, of the recently completed Bayou Bridge II Pipeline from Lake Charles to St. James Parish, Louisiana, which passes through the Atchafalaya basin. http://web.archive.org/web/20190321001745/https://www.energytransfer.com/ops_bayou_bridge.aspx https://archive.li/hLBsj It connects to Bayou Bridge I pipeline, which runs from Nederland, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Is this the “private property” that the Army Corps says that it’s concerned about, when discussing their failure to open the Morganza Spillway, while private and public property along the Mississippi is allowed to flood, and shipping, farmland, and industry to be (currently) impacted, and over a million lives put at risk, if the levees fail? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/operation-of-the-morganza-floodway-again-postponed-with-apparently-serious-repercussions-down-river/


Severe flooding, river scour, and river channel migration are the types of unusual operating conditions that can adversely affect the…

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Morganza Spillway opening postponed indefinitely

“The opening of the Morganza Spillway planned for this Sunday has been postponed indefinitely since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) does not currently forecast needing to open it.

ACE New Orleans District spokesperson Rocky Boyett confirmed the cancellation on Thursday saying that water levels would allow the corps to keep the spillway closed.” … (more)


N. O. Opens Spillway

Major spillway of rain-swollen Mississippi River opened as a safeguard for New Orleans area

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a major spillway Sunday near New Orleans for the first time in nearly five years, seeking to decrease the vast flow of the swollen Mississippi River as a safeguard to the low-lying city.

. . . . The Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District commander had said Tuesday that he was confident the high Mississippi River will pass safely through Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico.


Video report: WDSU news crew takes to sky with State Police for opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway

LINK – http://youtu.be/RNuJ-e5E2VA

DRONE VIDEO of it made by Army Corps of Engineers


BONNET CARRE’ SPILLWAY – US Army Corps of Engineers
Zoomable MAP of it

Morganza Floodway – US Army Corps of Engineers

The Advocate Army Corps of Engineers: No decision yet on opening Morganza; Corps says opening it would not cause additional flooding in Atchafalaya Basin

” . . .  The spillway diverts water from the Mississippi River north of Baton Rouge into the Atchafalaya Basin.

If they do open the spillway, the Corps does not believe it will cause any additional flooding in the Atchafalaya Basin, Boyett [ chief of public affairs of the Corps’ New Orleans District] said.

The Corps’ projections show water will hit about the same levels as the 2011 flooding reached in the basin regardless of whether water from the Mississippi is diverted through the spillway into that area, he said.

Flooding in the basin caused by high water on the Red River should subside just as water from the Mississippi begins pouring into it from the Morganza Spillway if it’s opened, Boyett said. . . “

  High Flows and Flood History on the Lower Mississippi River Below Red River Landing, LA (1543-2011)