Jump into your vehicle and go to Morganza. It is the right time now: the drought is over, the hurricanes are not yet here and our awe about the might of natural forces goes down. The view of Morganza Spillway will restore this awe.
Do you remember the TV video reports of the mighty Mississippi gradually streaming through the open gates? http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/army-engineers-open-la-spillway/6mp8k78?cpkey=21fd59ea-cb66-44a0-805e-b1a9de31e02f%7C%7C%7C%7C Niagara Falls is more impressive, eh? But wait, go there now, when the waters have retired from the face of the Earth.
The gushing waters carried whatever they could push with them. Boulders the size of a good armchair are scattered like the toys in a kid’s room. Blocks of concrete that were part of the spillway sides. That is the picture of the land after a glacier rolled over. The water was advancing slowly, due to human engineering efforts. The wildlife had time to get out of the way, the humans were not so ready to flee, but if you look around now… Nobody can stand in the river’s way.
Go till it is not too late, before the boulders are pushed back where they belonged by the bulldozers, before the slabs of concerete that used to be a road in the pasture are returned to their horizontal position, before the earth returns to its combed and people-friendly appearance.
Oh, and take your fishing gear with you, the fish is the biggest and fattest there…