Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 23, 2015

07.23.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

What Do Mayors from Tehran and New Orleans Have in Common? Climate Change.
By Natasha Geiling, Think Progress. July 22, 2015
To combat the dangers of rising sea level and associated storm surge, New Orleans fortified its perimeter protections — levees, storm surge barriers, and dikes — in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The city also has a plan to restore ecologically important wetlands in the region by diverting rivers. These wetlands serve as a buffer between the Gulf and the city, and can help protect it against storm surge.” (Read More)
Treasurer Kennedy on the BP settlement
By Joe Hagan, WBRZ. July 22, 2015
The state makes its living off the wetlands,” said Kennedy. Let’s spend this money to restore our wetlands and to rehabilitate the gulf, let’s not waste it.” (Read More)

Mississippi River to crest Thursday – Monday at 15.7 feet in New Orleans
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 22, 2015
The Mississippi River’s unusually late summer 2015 crest is now scheduled to arrive in New Orleans at the Carrollton Gage on Thursday (July 23), at 15.7 feet above sea level. That water level is expected to last through Monday, according to the National Weather Service’s Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell.” (Read More)