Pat at And So It Goes In Shreveport has good updates on the planned flooding of Cajun country to help save Baton Rouge and New Orleans.  The impact on numerous towns and communities will be substantial.

The use of the Atchafalaya basin as a safety valve for the large cities now is taken for granted, but it was controversial when the plan was established.  The current diversion of the Mississippi river will flood a national heritage and sensitive ecosystem to save cities.

Just wondering how the media coverage would be different if the plan were to flood Baton Rouge or New Orleans in order to save Cajun country.

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