“It took me under a half hour to meet the sheriff at an airboat dock on the edge of the great watery expanse known as the Atchafalaya Basin, and it took even less time to cross a wide, flat bay dimpled with raindrops and enter a bayou that wound between flooded gum and willow trees from which flocks of egrets rose clattering into the sky.”
“A few years ago the Atchafalaya was a stream which could be waded across, but owing to the current gradually going through it, it commenced to wash out until now it has got to be a stream 100 feet deep.”
“Atchafalaya, which is here about six hundred yards wide, was crossed by a bridge of transport steamers moored side by side; an idea of”
“The Atchafalaya was the key to the puzzle, and to that quarter attention was early directed, yet for a long time the difficulties encountered in finding a way to the Atchafalaya seemed well-nigh insuperable.”
“The Atchafalaya is the heartbeat of Cajun society in America.”
“The Atchafalaya is a distributary of the Mississippi River, a channel of the river that drains into the Gulf of Mexico west of the main channel.”
“I wonder how many Texan's can pronounce "Atchafalaya" correctly, i.e., where do you put the accent!”
“I stand corrected as I do believe that Ms. Christene Carey's pronounciation of "Atchafalaya”
“By Sunday, some areas were virtually empty as the water from the Mississippi River, swollen by snowmelt and heavy rains, slowly rolled across the Atchafalaya River basin.”
“Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Wildlife rehabilitator Donna Gee handed one of three ospreys that were rescued months ago as chicks from rising floodwaters of the Atchafalaya and Mississippi rivers to be released back into the wild in Cow Island Lake, La., July 19.”
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