Mississippi River

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Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 8:17 pm
Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is now south Louisiana. Thousands of years later, the mighty river is held...
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Thomas Perumean
September 27, 2019 - 7:29 am
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Garret Graves are reacting favorably to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an announcement of projects in Louisiana. These projects will receive critical dredging and maintenance funding from the...
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Associated Press
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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Coast Guard
Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm
The Coast Guard is attempting to continue and clean an oily sheen on the Mississippi River that appeared Wednesday afternoon. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has now been deployed to contain the sheen, just off the moonwalk near the French Quarter. Six oil spill response boats have been deployed to...
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Coast Guard
Jim Hanzo
September 11, 2019 - 8:46 pm
The Coast Guard is responding to an oily sheen on the Mississippi River. The sheen is between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans, Wednesday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew from Air Station New Orleans observed a sheen on the water at 4:17 p.m. during a routine overflight. The...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 01, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Authorities have ended the search for person in the water near Venice, Louisiana. "The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River," the Guard said in a news release. Coast Guard crews say they searched 216 square miles for approximately...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 01, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Authorities have ended the search for person in the water near Venice, Louisiana. "The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River," the Guard said in a news release. Coast Guard crews say they searched 216 square miles for approximately...
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WWL Newsroom
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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Don Ames
September 01, 2019 - 9:27 am
The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report about 5:30 p.m. Saturday of a missing 27-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River...
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Thomas Perumean
August 19, 2019 - 6:35 am
Now that the Mississippi River is safely below flood stage again, projects that were stalled because of the water level crisis can get underway, again. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports the Army Corps of Engineers put a moratorium on digging and construction of projects like pools,...
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