Mississippi River: Bonnet Carré Spillway and Morganza Floodway - Monitoring 2011


This experimental map overlay from MODIS Aqua was acquired on May 17, 2011.

It is an atmospherically corrected, 500 meter spatial resolution MOD09 multiband reflectance data set which utilizes specific bands to illustrate the sediment plume(s) in the Spillway affected regions.

This data has been provided through a USGS collaboration with the NASA Applied Sciences & Technology Project Office at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

Sediment Plume(s)

Landsat TM data of Morganza Floodway April 16, 2011

Landsat TM 4/16/2011

Landsat TM data of Morganza Floodway May 18, 2011

Landsat TM 5/18/2011

Landsat TM data of Lake Pontchartrain June 4, 2011

Landsat TM 6/4/2011

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Data Last Updated: 9/28/11

This map has been developed to serve as a data portal to the various monitoring activities related to the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway and the Morganza Floodway. Collaborating organizations that have provided their monitoring information are reflected on the map with links to their data, where available. This map only provides known monitoring information related to the 2011 opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway and the Morganza Floodway and does not provide an exhaustive list of existing gages and other data collection points.

For more information regarding the collection of water elevation, discharge, and suspended sediment concentration data being collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, please see the U.S. Geological Survey Louisiana Water Science Center Mississippi River Flood of 2011 webpage at http://la.water.usgs.gov/MississippiRiverFlood2011.html.

NOTE: Neither the U.S. Geological Survey nor the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any particular purpose of the data provided by the collaborating organizations.