Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Photos - Day 2

Students and faculty from University of New Orleans, University of San Francisco and Purdue viewing maps of the lower Mississippi Valley at the Bonnet Carré Spillway in Norco, LA. This spillway protects New Orleans and other downstream communities during major floods on the Mississippi River.

Due to flooding in the Midwest in earlier this spring, the spillways were opened to alleviate the Mississippi River. Diverted flood waters enter Lake Pontchatrain, providing valuable nutrients to the ecosystem.

Darryl Reano working with high school students and faculty from University of New Orleans to conducting water quality testing on Bayou Lafourche.

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