Latest news: April 9, 2012
Voters support Louisiana’s latest master plan for coastal work
By Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). April 6, 2012.
“Eighty-six percent of Louisiana voters say they want their legislators to approve the state’s 2012 coastal master plan, according to a poll released this week. …” (Read more)
Population growth in New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish sign of ongoing recovery: An editorial
By Editorial page staff, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). April 9, 2012.
“For many people who lived in metro New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck, the road to recovery has been long and arduous. Indeed, the strong growth reflected by the latest population estimates suggests that process continues for many residents more than 6 1/2 years after the disaster. …” (Read more)
2011 Mississippi River flood recovery is still under way
By The Associated Press. April 7, 2012.
“The levees held. But that doesn’t mean the record Mississippi River flood of 2011 didn’t leave destruction in its wake. …” (Read more)
Levees To Be Focus of 2012 Dams Conference in New Orleans
By Angelle Bergeron, Engineering News-Record. April 6, 2012.
“Innovative dam and levee design construction for sustainable water management is the theme of the United States Society of Dams 32nd annual meeting and conference, which will be held in New Orleans April 23-27. …” (Read more)