Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 23, 2015

06.23.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Late high Mississippi River has Corps watching sand boils, seepage on levees
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 22, 2015
An unusually late rise in the Mississippi River, swollen by repeated heavy rains in the upper Mississippi and Ohio valleys, has the Army Corps of Engineers keeping track of 14 sand boils and a dozen seepage areas along river levees in Iberville, Ascension and West Baton Rouge parishes, a corps official said Monday.(Read More)

A better bayou: Work aims to improve area’s water supply
By Jacob Batte, Houma Today. June 22, 2015
The second dredging phase of the massive Mississippi River Reintroduction to Bayou Lafourche project involves removing vegetation and dredging sediment and mud flats for 8.3 miles between Belle Rose and Napoleonville. Nearly 800,000 cubic yards of mud will be dredged.(Read More)