Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 28, 2012

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Restoration task force approves $57.8 million for wetlands projects, begins to design four more
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 24, 2013.
“A federal-state coastal restoration task force on Thursday (Jan. 24) approved construction of a $26 million project to restore wetlands at the mouth of Bayou Bonfouca on the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline in St. Tammany Parish, and a $32 million project to rebuild more than 500 acres of wetlands near Lost Lake in Terrebonne Parish. The Coastal Wetlands, Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Task Force also approved $12.4 million for initial design work on four new restoration projects that, if built, would cost $108 million…” (Read more)

Mysterious dolphin deaths continue in Gulf of Mexico
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacole (Fla.) News Journal. January 16, 2013.
“PENSACOLA, Fla. — An unusually high number of dolphin deaths that began three years ago in the northern Gulf of Mexico is continuing though the number of deaths in Florida peaked in 2011…” (Read more)

Veteran angler provides a brief look back
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune. January 25, 2013.
“The only thing Louisiana is losing faster than its coast is its fishing legends — men who saw our marshes when they were vibrant and who measured a day’s success by the number of “boxes” they hauled home…” (Read more)