Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: This is an aerial image of the extensive sand deposits in the Bonnet Carré Spillway, exposed after the water had drained and dried from the spillway following floods in 2011. Tire tracks near the bottom of the photo and a railroad track and trestle at the top of the photograph provide scale.
Credit: Jeffrey Nittrouer
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