Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 10, 2015

How to Save a Sinking Coast? Katrina Created a Laboratory.
*features Alisha Renfro, NWF & David Muth, NWF
By John Schwartz, The New York Times. August 7, 2015
The Mississippi River is the lifeline for the crisis we face in coastal Louisiana,” Mr. Kline said. “We can’t just keep throwing money at the problem, dredging and dredging and dredging.” Instead, he added, “we just let the river do the work.” (Read More)

In Louisiana, Rebuilding Mother Nature’s Storm Protection: A ‘Living Coast’
*features John Lopez, LPBF & Natalie Peyronnin, EDF
By Jesse Hardman, NPR. August 8, 2015
We know the river built the wetlands; we do know that. And we know that the river can rebuild wetlands, and they can rebuild the system on a scale that we can’t mechanically do with just dredging,” Peyronnin says.” (Read More)

Mud Wrestling: As BP money flows, a bitter fight over Louisiana coast will escalate (video)
By John Snell, WVUE. August 10, 2015
Ryan Lambert, a charter boat captain in Plaquemines Parish and a vocal supporter of diversions, points to natural crevasses farther down river. He argues the surrounding marsh, fed with fresh water and sediment, is among the healthiest in south Louisiana.” (Read More)