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Capture date: 2012-03-06T00:00:00
Publication date: 2012-03-30T00:00:00
License: Public Domain
Wetland Watchers park / Bonnet Carre Spillway, eastern guide levee at the lake.
The goal for this site is to document erosion of shoreline at the mouth of the spillway, and the attempt to slow this erosion through volunteer vegetative plantings.
We started with gentle wind, wind picked up while team was futzing with rig. launched the double rig--IR, but too heavy / balloon not inflated enough. then launched single rig, regular camera, but wind knocked it down, despite attempts to manipulate the line. balloon dropped to 50 m, line was slack, caught on construction site, snapped. balloon recovered, camera hit the water. haven't seen those photos. Then, we switched to using a kite with the fuji camera and had success.