Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Jan. 25, 2016
Our Views: Long-term plan for coastal diversion projects
By Editorial Board Staff, The New Orleans Advocate. Jan. 21, 2016.
*features John Lopez (Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation) and Kimberly Davis Reyher (Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana)
“When Mother Nature gives you an opportunity, you’ve got to be in position to take advantage of it. Now, with the Mississippi River hitting its crest in January, another high-water event will not be of much help to Louisiana’s endangered coastline…” (read more)
HUD sends La. $234M for flooding
By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press. Jan. 23, 2016.
“NEW ORLEANS — In a nod to the threat Louisiana faces from flooding, the federal government is sending $233.8 million in grants to Louisiana to relocate a coastal American-Indian village, prevent damage from hurricanes and make a suburban slice of New Orleans better at handling stormwaters…” (read more)
Mississippi River water level to start slow decline; some Bonnet Carre gates could close next week
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Jan. 22, 2016.
“The beginning of the end for the latest Mississippi River flooding has arrived in south Louisiana because water levels will start to slowly fall on Saturday in Baton Rouge, possibly prompting the closure of some bays at Bonnet Carre as early as Monday…” (read more)