Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 17, 2013

Louisiana fishers and coastal restoration advocates expected to pack Monday meeting
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 17, 2013.
“Louisiana fishers and coastal restoration advocates are expected to pack a meeting in St. Bernard Parish on Monday to discuss Mississippi River diversions with state officials…” (Read more)

Plaquemines Parish’s main western thoroughfare, swamped by Hurricane Isaac floodwater, gets elevated
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. June 14, 2013.
“A section of western Plaquemines Parish’s main thoroughfare, which was inundated by Hurricane Isaac floodwater last August and September, is getting raised about 2 feet to improve the evacuation route for future storms. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development this week began the $10.5 million project on Louisiana 23 and is shooting to complete the road raising prior to the peak of hurricane season…” (Read more)

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Ends As BP Pulls Out, Leaves Unanswered Questions
By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press. June 16, 2013.
“GULF SHORES, Ala. — Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn’t difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn’t common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi…” (Read more)

Corps completes $3 billion flood protection system in NO areas
The Associated Press, June 15, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — The Army Corps of Engineers says it has completed all permanent structures in a $3 billion system of levees and floodwalls around the west Bank of New Orleans and Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes…” (Read more)