Archive for November 6th, 2011
Nov. 5 FLYOVER of BPNMF
Posted by kpchronicle in BPNMF on th30. 020110000003632
A BIG HAT’S OFF to Andrew Ambrose for piloting us home safely after today’s flyover of the BPNMF; also kudos to Aaron Wallace – aaronvalleytrees You Tube – and generational farm owner of the floodway for setting up the plane ride; BTW, AA is also a generational landowner and farmer in the area and recalled a cool story about a 1937 sand deposit left on land he farms today…While, obviously, not a lot of conversation took place during flight but enough to understand the importance of what we were seeing today – as opposed to my early May flight and AA’s numerous flights with Randy Sutton. Wallace has documented the third activation site with incredible historical instinct. I can only post a few of these on the KRON, but will put full album on FACEBOOK this evening with explanation of the photos and a recount of what I saw then (early May) and what I photographed today..
This is the first shot as we approached the first activation at Birds Point. This shows the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers; the old Cairo bridge sits in the middle of this photo looking East….
You can vividly see where the Ohio meshes with the Mississippi in this photo; the tugboat just entered the Mississippi….
This location is where the water first started flowing from the 9,000 foot breach into the floodway; the 2,000 unexploded section sets at bottom left of photo; reconstructed 51 foot levee adjoins…
An incredible amount of reconstruction has been done to this points. * see latest USACE update…..
Just wanted to get some of these posted; the initial ones I’ve put thru Photoshop; AW was filming video of the ride which he will upload later today on his aaronvalleytrees….; I snapped about 270 pics…so I will put the remainder of them on FB when I get them edited and content to go along for context; I’ll also try to include relevant shots from my first flyover in early May….Again, thanks to Andrew Ambrose for taking us up…It was a cool ride and far different from what I saw after activation….;
More to follow…Kp