The Battle of the Bouquet is a real thing and has been going on for a while.
It started in the 1960s, when the Louisiana government was considering a major highway upgrade.
When the $10 million plan was approved, the Army Corps of Engineers had an idea to construct a lake, to be called the Battle of Bayou.
The lake would be the centerpiece of the Louisiana Bayou Canal, which was to be built over a mile long to the south.
The Army Corps had been given the authority to design and build the lake.
However, the construction would have involved millions of dollars in private investment and the Louisiana Army Corps was under pressure from Congress to do the work themselves.
When construction began, the Corps was overwhelmed with requests to get the work done.
The Louisiana Army built two bridges, a levee, and a dam.
They were then tasked with building the dam.
The levee was constructed in 1882, the dam in 1889, and then a bridge was built in 1890.
When all three of those dams failed in a storm in 1894, the Louisiana River was shut down, so the Army had to rebuild the levee in order to access the bayou.
By 1897, all three dams had been built and completed.