Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 11, 2015

Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay
By Adam Voiland, Earth Observatory. Feb. 09, 2015
“If we start diverting significant portions of the water and sediment from the main channel of the Mississippi River into adjacent wetlands, lakes, and bays—as happens now in Atchafalaya Bay—we’ll be taking an important first step toward saving a significant part of Louisiana’s coastal plain.” (Read More)

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Coastal authority could make decision on sediment diversion construction by year’s end
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 09, 2015
“Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority could take a vote by the end of 2015 on whether to move forward with plans to build and operate a major diversion of Mississippi River sediment and water to rebuild wetlands on both sides of the river, authority Executive Director Kyle Graham said Monday.” (Read More)
Coastal protection chairman expresses support for Morganza project
By Aaren Gordon, Houma Today. Feb. 10, 2015
“The newly appointed state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority chairman Tuesday reassured the South Central Industrial Association about state support for the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project despite the agency’s change in leadership.” (Read More)
Mud Fight: Study aims to answer questions about impact of river diversions
By John Snell, WVUE-Fox 8. Feb. 09, 2015
“There are going to be impacts,” said Jerome Zeringue, who left his job last week as chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. “We don’t deny the fact that there are shifts, but there are shifts that occur without doing anything.” (Read More)