Looks like we’re on another Mississippi Old River Control Structure complex watch, seeing as tropical storm Ida seems to be aiming right at it (NNW of Baton Rouge). Guess it’s not a hurricane yet, though regarding the structures it’s not the wind, it’s the rain and water that threats.
There is a real physical possibility that if the structure is breached the river will proceed down the Atchafalaya River Basin, where it’s been wanting to go for a long time now. That would put an end New Orlean’s usefulness.
Boom another Anthropogenic Global Warming Roulette hit? One that would pack a real punch to our society.
But, thanks to humanity’s ability for obsessing over hair splitting trivia, in order to run out the clock, and not have time to focus on the reality unfolding in front of us, here we are.
We’ll keep getting blindsided, while the super brains remain smug within the lofty chatter of their beautiful minds.
This is an improvement over the earlier forecast since it’s pushing the system east of the Mississippi River. It’s the hurricane that comes up the Atchafalaya Basin, and up the backside of the structure, that’ll be most dangerous.}
For some background details:
Could Mississippi River change course? New research raises question, but Corps says plan working
- BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM
- FEB 3, 2018
LETTSWORTH — If you drive out to the middle of nowhere and keep going, you can see where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is battling with the forces of nature.
At the confluence of the Mississippi, Atchafalaya and Red rivers, the Corps has erected towering gates that bend the flow of the water. Without human intervention, the current channel of the Mississippi River would slow to a trickle while the Atchafalaya would swell. …