Bonnet Carré Spillway

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WWL Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 8:13 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Louisiana fishing industry has been hit with $258 million in losses due to historic flooding this year. In a news release Friday, the governor says the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries conducted an economic impact analysis to determine the flooding...
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Don Ames
October 29, 2019 - 6:45 am
This is a tough time for lovers of Louisiana oysters, and those who make their living from them. Fresh water has devastated many of the state's prime oyster growing grounds. According to Wildlife and Fisheries, the double opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in April and May has been more damaging...
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October 25, 2019 - 5:51 am
(AP) -- Mississippi's attorney general says he will sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for damage the state experienced after the Corps opened a spillway for an extended period to protect New Orleans from flooding. Attorney General Jim Hood is the Democratic nominee for governor in the Nov. 5...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 12:05 pm
As of Saturday, you can once again swim at all beaches on the Mississippi coast after the water was deemed off-limits for most of the summer. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality made the announcement months after they first closed off the water to swimmers and fishers due to a...
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Don Ames
September 26, 2019 - 8:59 pm
Louisiana is now included under a federally declared fishing disaster, which makes state fishermen and businesses eligible to request assistance from a 165 million dollar Congressionally approved fund. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Administrator, Jason Froeba, says the...
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September 21, 2019 - 10:05 am
For weeks in August, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish that had been swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted months. They waded, leaned out of boats, and worked neck-deep in water to net pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and flat-billed...
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Chris Miller
September 02, 2019 - 11:16 am
Good news: You can spend your Labor Day on the lake with little worries about toxic algae. The lake appears to be recovering quickly from a record-long opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. "Were starting to see salinity starting to return more to a normal range, said Dr. John Lopez with the Lake...
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September 01, 2019 - 12:21 pm
A group of Louisiana fishermen and oystermen who oppose diverting freshwater are recruiting allies in Mississippi. Concerns about Mississippi River diversions were raised at a meeting in Gulfport. It focused on damage to the Mississippi Sound following two openings of the Bonnet Carre spillway this...
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Chris Miller
August 30, 2019 - 2:28 pm
The Louisiana Department of Health says recent testing of Lake Pontchartrain shows blue-green algae levels have dropped to a point where it's no longer considered toxic. "In June, health officials warned swimmers and other users of Lake Pontchartrain that toxins associated with the algal bloom can...
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Chris Miller
July 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
After a record 79 consecutive days of operation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completely closed the Bonnet Carré spillway Saturday. The Corps announced the closure today in a post to its Twitter account. The Bonnet Carre spillway was completely closed as of Saturday, July 27th #2019Floodfight...
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