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Coastal Master Plan News ItemsWeird creatures washing ashore, shrimping with diversions: This week's coastal news - NOLA.com9/22/2017 5:19:00 PM
NOLA.com Weird creatures washing ashore, shrimping with diversions: This week's coastal news NOLA.com Louisiana's 2017 coastal master plan calls for sediment diversion on both sides of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. The state wants to use controlled gates in the river levees to reintroduce river water and sediment to the surrounding marshes.
Authority offers coastal Louisiana parishes financial help with restoration projects - The Advocate9/20/2017 7:23:00 PM
Authority offers coastal Louisiana parishes financial help with restoration projects The Advocate Louisiana parishes prepared to put up some money of their own for coastal restoration projects could get financial help from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The CPRA is prepared to give $100 million in matching funds through 2031 to ...
Louisiana Unprepared for Watery Disasters, Top Official Warns - Courthouse News Service9/20/2017 9:51:14 AM
Courthouse News Service Louisiana Unprepared for Watery Disasters, Top Official Warns Courthouse News Service The Coastal Master Plan is a bipartisan approach to saving the Louisiana coast. It was created by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana and is published in a 184-page document, “ Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a ...
These 3 parishes face billions of dollars in damage without coastal plan, state warns - NOLA.com9/19/2017 5:46:30 PM
NOLA.com These 3 parishes face billions of dollars in damage without coastal plan, state warns NOLA.com Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes will lose hundreds of square miles of land and face billions of dollars in flood damage if the Louisiana does not implement its $50 billion, 50-year plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection ...
$14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project - NOLA.com9/19/2017 11:35:00 AM
NOLA.com $14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project NOLA.com River water will be sent through the gate into a channel nearly 51/2 miles long to Maurepas Swamp. In total, the project is expected to cost $186.9 million. It's part of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan to save the southern third of ... and more »
This Louisiana coastal community fought to get running water; now it might drown - NOLA.com9/17/2017 7:01:24 AM
NOLA.com This Louisiana coastal community fought to get running water; now it might drown NOLA.com According to modeling done for the state's coastal master plan , 50 years from now it will more like a stick figure's arm, further increasing Ironton's vulnerability to flooding. As residents of the community age, their battle against nature might be ...
Eat breakfast while learning about Louisiana's coastal master plan - NOLA.com9/6/2017 6:11:00 PM
NOLA.com Eat breakfast while learning about Louisiana's coastal master plan NOLA.com Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Johnny Bradberry (left) and Mark Davis, the Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy and Director of the Tulane University ByWater Institute, will speak at a breakfast briefing ...
Accident Holds Lessons for Saving Louisiana's Coast - U.S. News & World Report9/2/2017 12:11:31 AM
Accident Holds Lessons for Saving Louisiana's Coast U.S. News & World Report Louisiana's 50-year, $50 billion coastal master plan is the greatest allocation of resources for restoration and storm protection in the state's history. The diversions are some of the more ambitious and expensive elements of the plan — and among the ... and more »
'It's Not Going To Be All Right' - POLITICO Magazine9/1/2017 5:04:12 AM
POLITICO Magazine 'It's Not Going To Be All Right' POLITICO Magazine While Louisiana is making progress on its $50 billion coastal master plan , aimed at stemming the tide of wetlands loss and protecting over the next 50 years, the fight is getting only tougher. What had been the worst-case scenario for land loss when ...
Louisiana's Plan to Punch a Hole in the Mississippi River - Motherboard8/29/2017 10:07:56 AM
Motherboard Louisiana's Plan to Punch a Hole in the Mississippi River Motherboard The $1.3 billion Mid-Barataria diversion project is the largest of the sediment diversions outlined in the Louisiana's $50 billion 2017 Coastal Master Plan , unanimously passed by state lawmakers in June and widely supported by environmentalists ...
Groundwater News ItemsDeadline nears for report on how groundwater commission is addressing threat to Baton Rouge's aquifer - The Advocate9/19/2017 7:22:20 PM
Deadline nears for report on how groundwater commission is addressing threat to Baton Rouge's aquifer The Advocate Marcelle and the Louisiana Office of Conservation have drawn up a 27-item checklist of documents, reports and statistics they want to see in the report. Some issues are straightforward — names of board members, copies of agendas, groundwater use fees. and more »
Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris? - WIRED9/17/2017 7:01:47 AM
WIRED Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris? WIRED Case in point: Versailles, Louisiana . After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Louisiana state environmental officials were so overwhelmed with construction debris that they opened up a new landfill next to the low-income Vietnamese community of Versailles.
Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)9/14/2017 3:47:34 PM
Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable New Orleans CityBusiness (blog) That's what happened at tank farms in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, when numerous storage tank failures spilled millions of gallons of fuel into floodwaters. Magellan has said only that the spill was “related to flooding associated with the ... and more »
Gov. Edwards warns 'the worst is yet to come' as Harvey impacts La. - WGNO8/28/2017 3:13:00 PM
WGNO Gov. Edwards warns 'the worst is yet to come' as Harvey impacts La . WGNO “In all likelihood, the worst is yet to come for us here in Louisiana ,” he said. An additional 10 to 15 inches of rain are expected across Southwest Louisiana through Friday, and groundwater will have nowhere to go as rivers and streams reach flood ... and more »
Surface Water Quality News ItemsTroubled Water: Industrial waste pollutes America's drinking water - TCPalm9/11/2017 5:05:08 AM
TCPalm Troubled Water : Industrial waste pollutes America's drinking water TCPalm For example, Anaconda Aluminum in Montana produced manufacturing wastes that contaminated local water sources with lead and chromium, Gulf States Utilities in Louisiana discharged toxins into marshlands polluting waters with benzene and other chemicals ...
Water Conservation News ItemsA laundry awakening - Observer-Reporter9/11/2017 8:19:42 PM
A laundry awakening Observer-Reporter I know that the poor folks in Texas, Louisiana and Florida would love to have their home standing and have water conservation being their big problem of the week. I'm honestly not complaining here. I'm just giving the backstory for my trip to the ...
UMS Client Receives Prestigious Award for AMI Implementation - PRUnderground (press release)8/28/2017 1:10:10 PM
UMS Client Receives Prestigious Award for AMI Implementation PRUnderground (press release) The City of Franklin, Louisiana received the Basic Services award for outstanding municipal improvements and accomplishments from the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) for their “21st Century Water Meters” program. Prior to the implementation of ... and more »
Sabine River Authority not expected to open spillway at Toledo Bend Reservoir - KTBS8/28/2017 10:21:39 AM
KTBS Sabine River Authority not expected to open spillway at Toledo Bend Reservoir KTBS The Toledo Bend Reservoir was constructed by the Sabine River Authority of Texas and the Sabine River Authority for the State of Louisiana . It is primarily for the purposes of water conservation , hydroelectric power generation, and recreation, however ...
Conservation partners see longleaf restoration work during Louisiana visit - Alexandria Town Talk8/4/2017 3:20:17 PM
Alexandria Town Talk Conservation partners see longleaf restoration work during Louisiana visit Alexandria Town Talk FOREST HILL — A partnership created to restore a depleted longleaf pine population to 8 million acres was the focus of a morning tour during a three-day regional conference of the National Association of Conservation Districts. On Thursday, board ...
Stopping the cycle of dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond - Treehugger7/19/2017 12:15:40 PM
Treehugger Stopping the cycle of dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond Treehugger Stretching from the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana westward to the Texas coast, the dead zone is expected to be roughly 8,185 square miles, about the size of New Jersey. (Keep in mind, that the average size of the dead zone is still quite large ... and more »
Colorado shares marijuana know-how; Louisiana official: 'We need to know what we're doing' - The Advocate2/3/2017 8:24:55 AM
The Advocate Colorado shares marijuana know-how; Louisiana official: 'We need to know what we're doing' The Advocate "We're getting in the marijuana business in Louisiana , so we need to know what we're doing," said Brad Spicer of the state's Office of Soil & Water Conservation , where the state Legislature has authorized two universities to grow the plant for medical ... and more »
Wisconsin Farmers Talk About Water With Louisiana Fishermen - Wisconsin Public Radio News10/14/2016 1:16:45 PM
Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin Farmers Talk About Water With Louisiana Fishermen Wisconsin Public Radio News They received $20,000 to develop nutrient management plans and invest in water conservation practices. But many of the farmers in the watershed group didn't join to help fishermen in the Gulf. Stapleton said he had a simple motivation for starting to ...