Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 30, 2015

03.30.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

High Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers pouring sediment into Louisiana wetlands, lakes, Gulf
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. March 27, 2015
“The rising Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers are carrying a wealth of sediment — clearly visible from space — into coastal wetlands, Lake Pontchartrain and other coastal lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico, according to a recent image from NASA’s MODIS satellite.” (Read More)

UNO Katrina Summit: Coastal LA too exposed 10 years later
By Rob Masson, WVUE – Fox8. March 27, 2015
“Though the levee system is improved, the experts say more coastal restoration is needed to protect areas outside levees that are now directly exposed to the Gulf. ’It is the fastest disappearing delta in the world. Nobody’s losing land as quickly as we are.’” (Read More)