Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 17, 2012
Coalition wants Restore funds for restoration
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. August 16, 2012.
“Louisiana lawmakers and environmental advocates are teaming up to ensure that hard-won oil spill fine money will be used for coastal restoration projects…” (Read more)
Sill operations on the Mississippi River
By David Grunfield, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 16, 2012.
“From the sight of the barrow spot on the Mississippi River, Michelle Spraul, Operations Manager for the Mississippi River, New Orleans District for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, talks about how the sill or the underwater levee is going to be made. The sill will help protect the drinking water supply from further saltwater contamination upriver…” (Video)