Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Jan. 21, 2016
Mississippi River cresting, to drop slowly in New Orleans
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 21, 2016.
“The high water level of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area seems to have become a wintertime way of life. Ocean-going tankers and cargo vessels appear to tower above St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter, and water laps threateningly near Uptown picnickers venturing to the Fly behind Audubon Zoo…” (read more)
Funding continues for coastal projects
By John Guidroz, American Press (Lake Charles). Jan. 20, 2016.
“Two programs that have helped fund coastal restoration projects statewide are dwindling, but two others will pay for continued efforts, a state coastal official said Tuesday…” (read more)
Landowners Encouraged To Convert Old Farmland To Wetlands
By Tegan Wendland, WWNO. Jan. 20, 2016.
“State officials want landowners to convert old farmland to wetlands. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program…” (read more)
‘After The Spill’ documentary mixes oil and coastal erosion
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 20, 2016.
“After The Spill,” a new documentary by noted filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, attempts to place the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the context of Louisiana’s seeming love affair with the oil and gas industry and its life-and-death battle with coastal erosion…” (read more)