Sunday, May 22, 2011

Louisiana 1927 flood

Randy Newman, Louisiana 1927 song and photos

In 1927, the levees were lower, saturated with previous rainfall in Louisiana, and stressed with a higher flow rate, "an estimated 2,120,000 cfs raced past at the height of the 1927 flood".  That is significantly higher than the 1,500,000 cfs the U S Army Corps strives to maintain in 2011.

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