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Here goes the MS flooding again!

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Dredge the damn thing already!!!!!!!!!!
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hopefully it will drop quickly after this rise, but given the last 4 years of non stop high river, i don't know what to expect any longer.
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Sadly this will be the new normal until the day the big flood comes and the river takes a new path. Most all of the passes are filled in and impassable leaving no where for the water to drain. This is the what river deltas do. Expand, fill in, then jump paths.
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Capt Rory,Nothing surprises me and me and de Wiz been chatting bout the new normal being protracted and every year Spillway Openings and ya most likely saw or heard bout the State of MS filing lawsuit against Corps(do not blame one bit)as the devastation wrecked by two Spillway Openings about ruined the MS Gulf Coast tourism(who likes idea of cyanobacter-for those non-scientists,toxic blue green algae)and prospect of dead fish,ZERO oysters,toxic metals swimming in our waterways yet again!!!Hate being bearer of bad news but just like the miserable back-to-back-to-back sub-par duck seasons for the most part,better get used to ruined Spring fishing,unless ya head to the Ozarks and nab another type of trout,the rainbow trout.Wifey and I already planning our annual trek to Ozarks and probably will retire to Ozarks once I get our Medicare Consulting Business on auto-pilot and only have maybe 3 more years fore dat occurs!!!Can't wait and prospect of yet another horrible Spring fishing season getting way too routine!!!

Mandevillian,fed up with de Feds
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These increased spillway openings could be avoided if they would dredge these passes out and dump the spoil in the surrounding marshes. Kill two birds with one dredge. But NO, that can't happen because some politician or his brother in law can't get the engineering and construction contracts to build their claimed 'sediment diversions'. Sediment my ass, just more fresh water.

There also are problems further up river with sediment build up from Baton Rouge on up. If the New River Control structure fails it will be the end of SE Louisiana. Say good by to any drinking water and our ports. Then anyone still left in the area could fish Tarpon at the River Walk in New Orleans, and specks in Baton Rouge.
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Yeah, looks like yet another wet winter followed by yet another wet spring. Hopefully not as bad as last year!!! I was in TN chasing ducks last weekend...plenty of flooded fields and you know where the water is headed. Let's pray the rains subside over the coming months.
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Yep,think we constantly gonna be battling MS River til ALL the major passes get dredged and wish dat would happen pronto well ahead of Spring Rains,Snow thaw,etc.Getting way too regular and catching Blue Cats at Causeway probably just a sign of de times.My deceased father-in-law used to brag about the stripers and bass Lady P ROUTINELY gave up when he was a kid and he was over 80 when he passed away about 3-4 years ago!!Get ready for de new norm just like de new norm regarding MT Skies when duck hunting.Why else do LA Sportsman's Paradise hunters routinely HAVE to head outta state to shoot ducks???

Mandevillian
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Capt Roy,i HAD a Camp at Old River(Morganza).Sold it 7 yrs ago. Old River hasn't been right since, normally a small flood every year but its gotten ridculous now with High Levels 9 mths out the year.Most if not all camps are on leased property, it gets old real quick when you in a boat to get to your camp Month after Month an leases aren't cheap.Like You said water can't get to the gulf as before..heavy siltation i'm sure.
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Up, up it goes.
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