Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Jan. 27, 2016
Floodwaters start to recede
By Stacy Gill, The Advocate. Jan. 27, 2016.
“Several roads that were closed recently because of floodwater from the Mississippi River in West Feliciana Parish remain closed as of Jan. 25, including River Road at Tunica, Cat Island Road at Polly Creek and the low-water bridge at Solitude…” (read more)
Nungesser taps former LDWF secretary to lead state parks
By Greg Hilburn, The News Star. Jan. 26, 2016.
“Robert Barham, who served two terms as former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary, will direct state parks and historic sites under new Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser…” (read more)
Gentilly Resiliency District goes against flow of how New Orleans handles stormwater
By Greg LaRose, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 26, 2016.
“A $141 million grant the federal government awarded New Orleans last week will allow the city to tackle one of its most ambitious infrastructure projects since a network of drainage canals and pumping stations were built to turn its sub-sea level swampland into sprawling suburban-style neighborhoods decades ago…” (read more)
What You Need to Know About the Gentilly Resiliency District
By Lauren LaBorde, Curbed. Jan. 27, 2016.
“New Orleans recently won a grant to improve handling of stormwater, and the buzzwordy Gentilly Resiliency District was presented as one of the initiatives the grant will power. The only thing we knew about it then was the vague aim of creating “resilient safe and equitable communities of opportunity,” but now there’s more info. Here’s the skinny…” (read more)