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Bonnet Carre Crevasse

Airline Hwy., Montz, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 1' 51.2148", -90° 25' 40.1412"
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In 1871 on this bonnet-shaped curve of the Mississippi River a disastrous break in the levee cut a wide channel to Lake Pontchartrain. Crevasse closed in 1883. Bonnet Carré Spillway completed in 1932.

Sponsored by LAPLACE Centennial Committee.

Last updated: 3/17/2016 19:53
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Bonnet Carre Crevasse Historical Marker Location Map, Montz, Louisiana