Latest Mississippi River Delta News: December 13, 2012
- Long, uncertain path ahead for Gulf restoration after oil spill
By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers. December11, 2012.
“WASHINGTON — In the coming years, unprecedented billions will be spent on restoration in the Gulf of Mexico, a vital American ecosystem damaged by the most catastrophic oil spill in U.S. history…” (Read more)
- Removal of dam on Bayou St. John will restore flow of water from Lake PontchartrainRemoval of dam on Bayou St. John will restore flow of water from Lake Pontchartrain
Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). December 12, 2012.
“A team of construction workers used a diamond-embedded sawblade Wednesday morning to begin cutting through the concrete top of a dam on Bayou St. John at Robert E. Lee Drive in New Orleans that blocks the flow of water from Lake Pontchartrain. The removal effort, which began two weeks ago, will take at least another month, said Justin Boyce, a supervisor with Anders Construction…” (Read more)