Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 1, 2014

Advisory panel gets preview of complex problems facing Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. May 1, 2014.
“An expert panel advising state officials on issues involving plans to build as many as 10 major sediment diversions along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers…” (read more)

Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee protection system moves forward in Washington
By the Associated Press. April 30, 2014.
“The Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee protection system, which has inched its way along the federal authorization process for decades…” (read more)

Do you prepare for hurricane season? Take our survey; tell us when, how
By Andrea Shaw, The Times-Picayune. April 30, 2014.
“For agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West…” (read more)

Storm surge a serious threat from hurricanes
Margaret Orr, WDSU TV. April 30, 2014.
“There’s a saying, “Hide from the wind, and run from the water.” Evacuations are based on storm surge, not wind…” (read more)

Film laments oystermen’s plight
By John Harper, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). April 30, 2014.
“At the New Orleans Art Museum Tuesday night, the bright blue skies of the Gulf of Mexico gave way to gnarled, dead carcasses of oysters…” (read more)