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When the Mississippi river is high and there is a threat of flooding, the corps of engineers open the spillway gates to relieve pressure from the levees in and near New Orleans ... river water flows into Lake Pontchartrain at an amazing speed .. but...More
Many folks drive over this key resource without giving it a second thought. It offers many scenic opportunities and lots of fishing or other waterspouts activities into Lake Ponchartrain. From a flower sing prevention perspective, it does offer some pressure relief from the MS River...More
While driving up River Rd (the road along the river on the east bank) you can drive through the Bonne Carre Spillway. There are a few parking places where you can stop and get out and look over the Spillway and out to the grand...More