Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 1, 2014
The beauty of La’s disappearing coast
By Brian Lukas, WWL. Nov. 27, 2014.
“There is nothing more important to our region and our city than the wetlands and barrier islands that shield us from high winds and devastating storm surge.” (read more )
Is Louisiana’s coastline beyond saving?
By Jason Berry, Propublica. Nov. 28, 2014.
“The state knows it cannot completely stop land loss,” says Marshall, “but believes that by redirecting the river and its sediment into some of the sinking basins south of New Orleans, it can regain enough wetlands to maintain a functioning estuary and some storm protection by 2060.” (read more )
Corps of Engineers putting sediment dredged from river to good use
By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate. Nov. 30, 2014.
“But that sediment also has been an underutilized resource, the very material that should be building and sustaining the wetlands and coastline in southeast Louisiana…” (read more )