A steel, 10-ton floodgate was slowly raised Saturday for the first time in nearly four decades, unleashing a torrent of water from the Mississippi River, away from heavily populated areas downstream.
The water spit out slowly at first, then began gushing like a waterfall as it headed to swamp as much as 3,000 square miles of Cajun countryside known for small farms and fish camps. Some places could wind up under as much as 25 feet of water.
I’m sure the people that will be under water are very impressed with all that flood control work. All those billions of dollars wasted trying to control a river that can not be controlled. Sooner or later it’s going to move and nothing will stop it.
Anyone that thinks the Mississippi can be tamed is a fool.