May 20, 2011....this is an unedited crossing of the Morganza Spillway. I didn't edit the video because I thought it may take away from the experience of the expansiveness of the spillway and how much water there is. While I was in complete amazement of what I was viewing in terms of scale.....I had plenty of time to reflect on the lives this will impact. At midday today, there are no new bays open at the Bonnet Carre and Morganza spillways. The Bonnet Carre has 330 of its 350 bays open, and 17 of Morganza's 125 bays are open. When water hits the Morganza structure, it heads down a 20-mile-long floodway and then into the Atchafalaya River basin for a southward journey to the Gulf of Mexico.