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Saturday May 14, 2011

port allen, LA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Chances of over-topping Baton Rouge or Port Allen levees are slim to none. Problems with this volume continuing for 2 weeks or longer is the question of whether the levees will stand the test of pressure. Thank goodness we've been in a drought or else the levees would be mushy inside and out! The Hwy. 190 Bridge in the distance was closed the day before this photo due to a run-away barge that struck the base.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Orientation: top - left

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y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Digital Photo Professional

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.

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Exposure Program: Shutter priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

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Shutter speed: 9.32 EV (APEX: 25, 1/640 sec.)

Aperture: 6.64 EV (f/10.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 70.0 mm

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Color Space: sRGB

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Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4433.30

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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29. Danube
12:37 PM GMT on May 21, 2011
Congratulations on your new AC photo!!!
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28. summer04
11:41 AM GMT on May 21, 2011
Thank you for the updates.
Is there a time line for when the major flooding is due to end?
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27. catilac
4:08 AM GMT on May 21, 2011
Nice shot and series Mara, Congratulations!
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26. minou
3:26 AM GMT on May 21, 2011
Thanks so much for the notes! I love hearing from all my friends!

With 20 barges full of grain in tow, 4 broke loose and 3 sank as they rounded the bend at SU just under the old Baton Rouge 190 Bridge north of the Capital. Rapid current and high water are to blame....
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25. CecileWNC
2:42 AM GMT on May 21, 2011
Great weather shot! Congratulations, Mara!
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24. Willow13
12:54 AM GMT on May 21, 2011
Congratulations on your excellent photo journalism, and the accompanying AC, Minou! Watch out for those sink holes, Charlotte!
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23. Nuriel22
10:41 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Awesome shot
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22. minou
10:16 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Thanks so much for the comments on this unfolding event of the Mississippi River flooding! Thanks to the approvers and to Dr. Master's Link!

Breaking News Link
4 barges broke loose this afternoon and hit the old 190 bridge again! 3 have sunken in the river, a tow boat hit and dented a barge off loading acid at a plant. Currently, a five mile stretch of the river north of Baton Rouge is closed for the investigation.
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21. murphymom
9:15 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
fantastic capture - thanks for bringing us the reality of this horrible situation - congrats on your AC and stay safe :)
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20. Wanda1948
4:46 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Looks very scary but the picture is beautiful! Congratulations!
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19. JDA
4:30 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Very interesting.

Congrats on your new AC!
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18. CythiaSue
3:40 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
You elegantly framed the information of this important image. Thanks for sharing...
,¸¸,ø¤ºGREATº¤ø,¸¸,ø¤ºPHOTOº¤ø,¸ ¸,ø¤º
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17. got2dogs
3:12 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
great shot - really tells the story. thanks for all the informative commentary as well......congrats on the AC!! (my son crossed over at Memphis last week - said the flooding was 'horrible')
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16. lkw51
3:11 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Super shot, Mara! Congrats on a very informative and well-composed image!
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15. bumpui
3:00 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Very interesting shot and informations!Congratulations on your new AC!
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14. RenoSoHill
2:28 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Congratulation Mara, Amazing to see that much water especially to this "desert rat" The levy system has always amazed me.
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13. CalicoBass
2:20 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Great news, great shot and Congrats on your AC!!
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11. tngardener
11:49 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Great informative series. Until you have been in a flood, it is difficult to understand how dangerous, distructive and messy they can be.
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10. ChackM
10:11 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
!!!
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9. DieterWW
9:09 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
great shot
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8. Jarrus
7:25 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
hope dyke is standing for next time . . free . . free
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7. MartinMg
4:44 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Great interesting series
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6. gilg72
3:39 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Wowser minou. This is terrible. Thank you for posting this photo. Hope you stay safe.
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5. llpj04
3:09 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Oh, also it looked strange to see the river spilling into the parking lot at the restaurant. They had cones up to keep you from driving into the water standing in the parking lot and a guard on duty but no sandbags there. Water was maybe a foot deep along the curb of the row that faces the river.
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4. summer04
3:07 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Now I get a real understanding of how huge this all is.
Thank you for improving my view of the world.
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3. llpj04
2:57 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Wednesday (at crest of 44.80) they would not let us walk up the levee. I took my pic from a restaurant close to the capitol and on the way out water was bubbling up in the middle of the south bound lanes. All I could think about was sink hole as I drove just feet from where it was bubbling up. They also had pumps working to get the water out of the road.
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2. CythiaSue
2:54 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
Great image of the levees are working as they are designed to work. Thanks for the update. 10
Update: Great composition in the way it shows all the information.
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1. kippic
2:03 AM GMT on May 20, 2011
You can tell where dry land should be from the trees that are in the water.
Great shot.
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