Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 12, 2015

06.12.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Feds approve sand source for Louisiana barrier island rebuilding project
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times Picayune. June 11, 2015
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has signed an agreement with Louisiana officials allowing the state to mine 13.4 million cubic yards of sand from Ship Shoal, an underwater sand formation in federal waters. The sand will be used to rebuild the Caillou Lake Headlands – also known as Whiskey Island – on the southern edge of Terrebonne Parish.” (Read More)

‘By the River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana’ looks at coastal erosion, culture
By Dave Walker, The Times Picayune. June 12, 2015
If Louisiana’s coastal plan fails, most of southeast Louisiana will be gone by 2100. So failure is not an option. This part also includes groundbreaking interactive graphics showing the location, costs and timetables for every project in southeast Louisiana, as well as maps of what the coast could look like if we succeed, or fail.” (Read More)