Bonnet Carré Crevasse

Bonnet Carré Crevasse (HM1LQ8)

Location: LaPlace, LA 70068 St. John the Baptist Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 2.563', W 90° 26.658'

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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.
HM NumberHM1LQ8
Placed ByLaplace Centennial Committee
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Date Added Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 746426 N 3326271
Decimal Degrees30.04271667, -90.44430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 2.563', W 90° 26.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 2' 33.7800" N, 90° 26' 39.4800" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1432-1440 US-61, LaPlace LA 70068, US
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