Atchafalaya


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Atchafalaya

(əchă`fəlī'ə), navigable river, c.170 mi (270 km) long, S central La. The Atchafalaya meanders south, in a former channel of the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico. A distributary of the Red and Mississippi rivers, the Atchafalaya flows to the Gulf through an extensive system of guide levees and floodways. Important to the agriculture and energy industries of the region, the system serves as a flood control for the lower Mississippi, especially around New Orleans.
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-- Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach: 3 to 6 feet
Additional collections were contracted from commercial fishers within reaches of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers where previous reports of black carp had occurred.
Without what's known as the Old River Control Structure, the Mississippi River would likely shift course to Atchafalaya River in Louisiana, which offers a shorter, steeper route to the Gulf of Mexico.
which drains into the Mississippi Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB).
Information is also lacking regarding N inputs to specific areas along the coasts, such as difference between the Atchafalaya River delta.
Note in particular the Atchafalaya River challenge to the Mississippi above Baton Rouge (McPhee, 1987; Madrigal, 2011), a battle between Mother Nature diverting waters away from the mainstream and directing these westward into Texas, and the Army Corps of Engineers heroically attempting to prevent this "pirating" by erecting cement bulwarks to keep the river where it now locates, saving waters for ports in the New Orleans area.
Films will also be on view, chief among them her and Edgar Cleijne's Highway Gothic, 2017, another meditation on transit and dispossession, centering on the natural and cultural damage wrought by the construction of Interstate 10 through New Orleans and Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp.
The final, 163-mile segment of the pipeline would cut through the Atchafalaya Basin, a national heritage site and America's largest natural swamp.
A barge worker takes a break while waiting for his boat to "lock" through from the Mississippi onto the Atchafalaya River.
But it is in "Atchafalaya," an account of the US Army Corps of Engineers' actions to prevent the Mississippi River from changing its course, that he most effectively captures the futility of human efforts to control complex systems.
prevent the capture of the Mississippi by Atchafalaya, which would drown
In Louisiana, where I cut my teeth hunting, the percentage of hunters who use watercraft might be higher than in any other state, due to the number of bayous, rivers and the huge Atchafalaya Basin.