Flood of 2011 - Atchafalaya River, Basin and Backwater Areas

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Published: May 16th, 2011  

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Mississippi River Flood of 2011
Atchafalaya River, Basin and Backwater Areas

Update and Ground Patrol for Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper

by Wilma Subra
May 15, 2011

Atchafalaya River

The Atchafalaya River receives 30% of the flow from the Mississippi River via the Old River Control Complex northeast of Simmesport, Louisiana. Due to the flooding conditions along the Mississippi River due to excessive rainfall in the middle Mississippi River valley, the Atchafalaya River has received an increase in flow from the Mississippi River. The Atchafalaya River has…

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