Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 13, 2012
Flood protection system worked, but it remains incomplete
By Tim Toody, president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority, for the Times-Picayune (New Orleans). September 13, 2012.
"Hurricane Isaac proved to be a much larger storm than expected. Each hurricane is unique, and Isaac's slow-moving, coast-hugging personality presented its own set of challenges…" (Read more)
Officials to US government: Speed up coastal work
By Deborah Barfield Berry, Gannett. September 13, 2012.
"WASHINGTON — The federal government should do more to fast-track restoration projects on the Gulf Coast, where the ecosystem has been devastated by natural disasters and the 2010 BP oil spill, officials from the region said Wednesday…" (Read more)
Katrina's floodwaters destroyed life's work, Lower 9th Ward resident testifies
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. September 12, 2012.
"A federal trial over what caused floodwalls to fail along the Industrial Canal during Hurricane Katrina began Wednesday with occasionally tearful testimony from Lower 9th Ward and Arabi homeowners whose houses were flooded when the walls collapsed…" (Read more)
Osyter outlook under review
By Mike Nixon, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). September 12, 2012.
"Two years of freshwater intrusions, resulting from efforts to fight-off oil spill contents in 2010 and river flooding in 2011, hampered Louisiana’s oyster production…" (Read more)