False River Water Level

False River Water Level

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dogpaddling

Zachary, LA

#1 Jan 12, 2013
correct me if i am wrong, and knowing this site, you will, but i sure thought that the water level of False River was supposed to be 16.5 in the summer and then 15.5 in winter, if correct, 'they' NEVER let it get anywhere near 15.5, infact it was always 16.5 or higher, if someone in charge had some brains, then with a foot leeway, there wouldnt be near as much flooded stuff and things to clean up when it finally drains some
Mike Bonnet

United States

#2 Jan 12, 2013
If they would take control of the water level away from the person doing it who has repeatedly been demonstrated to be completely incompetent, we would be better off.
Elle

Denham Springs, LA

#3 Jan 13, 2013
This would not have happened if False River was drawndown like it should be.There would be no flooding of people's houses,piers,properties and businesses around the river would not be affected, the river would just repool after the rain.The property owners on False River needs to contact Rep. Thibaut to pass a bill this session to have a law that False River be drawndown every year from Sept.1 - Feb.1 for flood control.
Winnie

United States

#4 Jan 13, 2013
Elle wrote:
This would not have happened if False River was drawndown like it should be.There would be no flooding of people's houses,piers,properties and businesses around the river would not be affected, the river would just repool after the rain.The property owners on False River needs to contact Rep. Thibaut to pass a bill this session to have a law that False River be drawndown every year from Sept.1 - Feb.1 for flood control.
But Elle, then where would the pooh-pooh go?
WOW

Metairie, LA

#5 Jan 15, 2013
Winnie wrote:
<quoted text>But Elle, then where would the pooh-pooh go?
DOES THE PCPJ HAVE ANYONE WITH ANY FLOOD CONTROL KNOWLEDGE ON THEIR PAYROLL....WHY DONT THEY HAVE A ENGINEER
IN CHARGE OF THE RIVER...SOMEONE WITH FLOOD KNOWLEDGE....AND NOT REDHEAD RUDY.....
rage

United States

#6 Jan 15, 2013
dogpaddling wrote:
correct me if i am wrong, and knowing this site, you will, but i sure thought that the water level of False River was supposed to be 16.5 in the summer and then 15.5 in winter, if correct,'they' NEVER let it get anywhere near 15.5, infact it was always 16.5 or higher, if someone in charge had some brains, then with a foot leeway, there wouldnt be near as much flooded stuff and things to clean up when it finally drains some
If you took all the brains that the Police Jury has and put them in a humming birds head it would suck a mules ass for a morning glory.
Critic

New Roads, LA

#7 Jan 15, 2013
False River has one way out and it has been flooding for as long as there was a False River. God is the engineer on that one! For the Police Jury to hire a engineer would cost a lot of money the parish does not have. Nobody put up a sign and asked people to come here and build on False River, it is what it is. We will just have to wait until it flows out naturally.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Ventress

#8 Jan 15, 2013
Critic wrote:
False River has one way out and it has been flooding for as long as there was a False River. God is the engineer on that one! For the Police Jury to hire a engineer would cost a lot of money the parish does not have. Nobody put up a sign and asked people to come here and build on False River, it is what it is. We will just have to wait until it flows out naturally.
There are actually two outlets now.
The lighthouse canal and the new weir at the historical natural drainage location at Bayou Cere. Unfortunately, both end up in the same watershed and when severe flooding occurs natural flow can be reversed causing the gates to be closed temporarly.
I agree there is really no cost effective way to move the water out than mother nature.
dogpaddling

French Settlement, LA

#9 Jan 15, 2013
having it lowered in winter makes a lot of sense, why are the people in charge so stupid, i didnt elect them; critic, they raised the taxes on the river land so if i'm paying more taxes to the jury, they should do a better job of preventing water flooding my property

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Ventress

#10 Jan 15, 2013
dogpaddling wrote:
having it lowered in winter makes a lot of sense, why are the people in charge so stupid, i didnt elect them; critic, they raised the taxes on the river land so if i'm paying more taxes to the jury, they should do a better job of preventing water flooding my property
Boy, I agree with that statement. Riverbank property taxes have gone through the roof. It's not right to make an association or collusion between the two.
Meaning the jury and the assessors office.
But there seems to be an association with artificial land value on riverbank property.
I agree. If the most highly taxed properties can't be protected, trouble is brewing.
elle

Denham Springs, LA

#11 Jan 16, 2013
The only way property owners around False River can be sure this doesn't happen anymore is to pass a law to drawdown the river every fall. This takes the decession to lower, or not to lower, the river out of the PCP Jury, WLF, or DNR hands: it is the law it must be DRAWNDOWN.
Noah

Breaux Bridge, LA

#12 Jan 16, 2013
I jumped the fence yesterday to get a look at
the Light house canal flood gates. They were NOT
open all the way. So who is in charge of this
Rocket Science task ? Hey, when a week of rain is
coming, open the gates ahead of time, it aint
rocket science ! Someone needs a pink slip.
reddog

Jarreau, LA

#13 Jan 16, 2013
elle wrote:
The only way property owners around False River can be sure this doesn't happen anymore is to pass a law to drawdown the river every fall. This takes the decession to lower, or not to lower, the river out of the PCP Jury, WLF, or DNR hands: it is the law it must be DRAWNDOWN.
DRAWDOWN yo DRAWERS fool!!
Mark Calais

United States

#14 Jan 19, 2013
Agreed some type if law needs to be passed, and the moron running the controls needs to turn over the keys to someone else. As much as I don't like the idea of the home rule charter parish government plan that has been slowly gaining popularity, this False River flooding issue alone had been enough to make me change my mind in favor of it. To me it seems to be the only way to wrestle control if the flood gates away from the person who has been screwing it up so much over the years.
Brummmmmmski

Casper, WY

#15 Jan 20, 2013
Glad I don't live there anymore. The situation won't get better anytime soon.
Jarreau89

United States

#16 Feb 3, 2013
Actually the Police Jury unanimously adopted a Flood Stage Control Procedure in 2009. However, Melanie Beuche and her husband have once again taken over control of the Lighthouse Control Structure and refuse to follow the procedure which WILL prevent the flooding of riverfront property in most cases.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Ventress

#17 Feb 3, 2013
Jarreau89 wrote:
Actually the Police Jury unanimously adopted a Flood Stage Control Procedure in 2009. However, Melanie Beuche and her husband have once again taken over control of the Lighthouse Control Structure and refuse to follow the procedure which WILL prevent the flooding of riverfront property in most cases.
Just one of many proceedures the jury refuses to follow. It's embarrassing.
Good to hear from you!
Jarreau89

United States

#18 Feb 3, 2013
Woodsman_1 wrote:
<quoted text>Just one of many proceedures the jury refuses to follow. It's embarrassing.
Good to hear from you!
Thanks Woodsman, been away from Topix for a while. Just happened to visit here and saw this post. It is so aggravating to know that there is a proven procedure that works yet the Jury refuses to use it.
i cant believe it

Baton Rouge, LA

#19 Feb 11, 2013
well butter my butt and call me biscuit but someone actually lowered false river before all the rains started, it was about a foot lower on sat. and so far mid monday, the lake hasn't made too much gains from all the rain, so we might miss a flooding event this time
Labarre

New Roads, LA

#20 Feb 27, 2013
Just got a letter in mail from city. Mayor Robert Meyer is going to fix the river.

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