Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Jan. 4, 2016

01.04.2016 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016
By Editorial Board Staff, Houma Courier. Jan. 1, 2016.
“We saw a year in 2015 that saw some real momentum for coastal restoration and flood protection. News that the Gulf states and BP reached a settlement in the federal lawsuit over the oil giant’s 2010 oil spill meant that the coastal cause in Louisiana will get a dedicated stream of money…” (read more).

Mississippi River continues rising in Louisiana as Red River falls
By The Associated Press. Jan. 3, 2016.
“The Mississippi River continues a steady rise, but the Red River’s falling in northwest Louisiana. The Red crested at 10 p.m. Saturday at 31.55 feet, and will fall slowly through the week, National Weather Service reports said Sunday. In Shreveport, hydro-meteorological technician Lisa May said she had heard of flooding only along one road and in low areas of some parks…” (read more).

Southern states brace for river flooding
By Rick Jervis, USA Today. Jan. 3, 2016
“Officials continued to closely monitor river levels Sunday and brace for possibly more flooding as the dangerously high crests of the Mississippi River moved south toward Mississippi and Louisiana…” (read more).

State, local officials keep eye on rising Mississippi River, Bonnet Carre Spillway
By Gina Swanson, WDSU News. Jan. 1, 2016.
“NEW ORLEANS —High water levels have local officials on alert and considering the possibility of opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway…” (read more).

Parish by parish guide to Christmas tree recycling
By Christie Walton, KSLA News. Dec. 31, 2015.
“NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Your tired, dried out Christmas trees can now be put to work in Louisiana’s wetlands. Area parishes have outlined plans to recycle trees…” (read more).