Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 24, 2012
New anti-flooding ideas urged
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). January 24, 2013.
“It’s not possible for every community in south Louisiana to be surrounded by a levee, but there are other options available to reduce the risk of flooding, according to one state group…” (Read more)
App May Help Track Impact of Louisiana Coastal Losses
The Associated Press. January 24, 2013.
“An Internet-based app under development may help a Web app may help document the disappearing culture of south Louisiana communities are they are displaced by coastal erosion…” (Read more)
Corps making minor changes to Chalmette Loop hurricane levee to ease future maintenance
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 23, 2012.
“The Army Corps of Engineers is making minor changes to parts of the Chalmette Loop hurricane levee system that protects St. Bernard Parish. The improvements include building a 15-foot-wide road for maintenance vehicles and a swing gate across Bayou Bienvenue to give crews access to a six-mile stretch of the levee between Bayou Bienvenue and Bayou Dupre…” (Read more)