Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 5, 2015

Fisherman oppose river diversions to fix Louisiana coast
By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press. August 4, 2015
John Teal, a member of the advisory panel and a wetlands restoration expert with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, said diversions must be considered to help save coastal Louisiana from disappearing. “The diversions can slow (the land loss) down,” he said. “They can build land.” (Read More)
2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’
NOAA. August 4, 2015
Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forecast was caused by heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed.” (Read More)