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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A truck drives toward the lake shore in rural Louisiana

While the Port of New Orleans is protected from flooding by an extensive system of levees, all land outside is left vulnerable to flood waters. Taken in the often-inundated Bonnet Carré Spillway, this photo shows a truck driving toward the lake shore.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Copyright: © Donald Barrett