Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Jan. 7, 2016

01.07.2016 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

New Leader Announced for Louisiana Coastal Restoration
By Dredging Today. Jan. 6, 2016.
*features Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
“Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards has announced that Johnny Bradberry is his appointee for Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities…” (read more)

Documentary focuses on oil spill, land loss
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Jan. 6, 2016.
“In 2010, Jon Bowermaster was wrapping up the editing of his latest documentary — this time about the relationship between Louisiana residents and the water that surrounds them…” (read more).

Corps, levee districts begin daily Mississippi River levee inspections
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 6, 2016.
“With the Mississippi River forecast to rise to 15 feet at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans on Thursday (Jan. 7), the Army Corps of Engineers and local levee districts have begun daily high river inspections of the river levees for sand boils, seepage and other problems…” (read more).

La. Guard prepares for winter flooding
By WWL-TV. Jan. 6, 2016.
“The Louisiana National Guard has mobilized more than 70 personnel, with more expected in the coming days, to assist local, parish and state emergency officials in advance of expected river flooding at the request of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness…” (read more)

Secret to saving south Louisiana
Opinion by Frankie Gilbert, The Houma Courier. Jan. 6, 2016.
“South Louisiana may be saved from sinking into the Gulf of Mexico by building a sea wall like Galveston, Texas, did. Our money we have spent over the last 20 years shows little chance to prevent a category 5 hurricane from overtopping and flooding many cities south of U.S. 90. Giant blocks of concrete can be poured and put into position close to the shoreline from Cameron to the Mississippi River…” (read more).