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Old 12-02-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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I've lived here for 8 years, and have never been down to see the bonfires on the river christmas eve. Finally thought we might check them out this year, but my neighbor told me that they weren't doing them this year. Something about the river being too high making the fires unsafe. Anyone hear this as well? I haven't seen anything in the news paper, but haven't really been looking too hard.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Heard the Corps was supposed to decide today actually. Yes, river is too high, that was the reasoning that they might be canceled this year.
As of now, I don't see anything on the headlines for The Advocate or WAFB.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Army Corps: Levee bonfire building can begin - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Great - thanks for that!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:34 PM
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ok ,maybe I am dumb, but what does the river have to do with the bonfires being lit?
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Many of the structures that they build are " anchored " by poles that are buried into the levee structure . This is destructive to the integrity of the levee , more so when the water is high and there is additional pressure on the levee .
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:00 PM
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thanks!!!!
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