Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 8, 2014
Losing Ground – Louisiana’s Moon Shot
By Bob Marshall, The Lens, Al Shaw and Brian Jacobs, ProPublica. Dec. 8, 2014.
“Over the last 80 years, Louisiana’s coast has been starved of sediment by river levees and eviscerated by canals dredged for oil and gas extraction. Now, southeastern Louisiana is sinking at one of the fastest rates on the planet as the Gulf is rising.” (Read more )
Muck mined from Calcasieu Ship Channel rebuilding marshes
By Richard Burgess, The Advocate. Dec. 8, 2014.
“The goal of the Sabine Refuse Marsh Creation project is the restore some of the tens of thousands of acres of southwest Louisiana marsh lost to open water.” (Read more )
Diversions could be our best hope
Editorial, Houma Courier. Dec. 6, 2014.
“Diverting freshwater from the Mississippi and other rivers into Louisiana’s coastal marshes is controversial and expensive…but it may be one of our most promising tools for coastal restoration.” (Read more )