Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 5, 2015

05.05.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

NOAA announces new Deepwater Horizon oil spill searchable database web tool
NOAA. May 04, 2015
“A new online tool developed by NOAA  to manage and integrate the massive amounts of data collected by different sources during the five years following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, called DIVER for Data Integration, Visualization, Exploration, and Reporting, is now available for use by research teams and the public at” (Read More)
St. Bernard residents could see flooding, higher insurance after tax rejection
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. May 04, 2015
“The St. Bernard failure could affect the entire east bank because the new $14.5 billion hurricane storm surge system is designed as a perimeter wall wrapped around all three parishes. A break in one section due to poor maintenance could result in flooding pouring into adjoining areas.” (Read More)

St. Bernard tax defeat means higher flood risk, flood insurance rates, levee leaders warn
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. May 04, 2015
“We may be forced to reduce staff and pumping capabilities, which may result in street flooding during rain events,” he said. “The Lake Borgne Basin Levee District has a legal responsibility to maintain and operate the new federal system. The failure of this millage, will require the Levee District to take drastic measures to meet that obligation.” (Read More)

Project to build coastal land heads to design
By Chris Leblanc, The Daily Comet. May 02, 2015
“According to the early project vision, the pipeline will draw 5 million cubic yards of sand each year from the bed of the Atchafalaya River south of Morgan City through a 50-mile-long system of pipes and booster pumps and into Terrebonne Parish. The sediment would be pumped in to rebuild coastline in problem zones outside the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system.” (Read More)