Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mr. GO is GONE!

Shadow and Surf , 2009
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet,  also known as Mr. Go, has finally been closed by the Army Corps of Engineers.  352,086 tons of stone were piled in the channel at a cost of $11.2 million, the corps said.

The rock plug is 950 feet wide, has a 12-foot top crown, a 450-foot bottom width, and rises 7 feet above water level.

Mr. GO contributed to the storm surge which helped flood New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

Goodbye Mr. Go , good to see you gone.


Blogger said...

Good riddance. I hope that the victims of Katrina are not forgotten, and can get the help they have needed for far too long now. Great pics on your blog.

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