Spillway Construction

A view from the levee shows completed piers and the upper part of the Bonnet Carré Spillway weir section, which was taken on March 19, 1930. (Photo courtesy...

Spillway Construction

A photo taken on March 19, 1930, near the center line of the spillway weir section shows the Stephens Brothers and Miller Hutchinson Construction Company at...

Sellers Neighborhood

A view from the levee shows the Sellers neighborhood affected by spillway construction. The upper end of the weir section is seen in the extreme left over the...

Spillway Operation

It works! The spillway opens in 1937. Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees #levees - preview #crevasses #flood control #bonnet carre spillway...

Spillway Opening

Hundreds turned out for the spillway opening in 1937. Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees #crevasses #flood control #bonnet carre spillway...

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