Carlo Ferrara and Melinda Doucet, who both work for the City of Harahan, look at the Mississippi River water level at the Audubon Riverside Park Tuesday morning. Both Ferrara and Doucet were concerned by the rising water level. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)
Karen Clemons, who lives in Gentilly, stands by the Mississippi River at the Audubon Riverside Park Monday morning. Clemons said she came to the same location on Sunday and the water appeared to be at least two-feet lower. "This is a no win situation," said Clemons. " I am concerned with it flooding here, but having gone through Katrina I am just worried about flooding across the board.
Angelo Lupinetti looks out to the Mississippi River at the Audubon Riverside Park after jogging there Tuesday morning. "It's a difficult moral decision, choosing between two evils," said Lupinetti in regards to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opening the floodgates on the Morganza Spillway, which will flood a large area of the Atchafalaya Basin. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)
The Mississippi River in New Orleans was measured at 16.91 feet at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, less than one-tenth of an inch from its official flood stage at 17 feet, according to the National Weather Service. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)