Mississippi River

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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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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Chris Miller
July 24, 2019 - 11:23 am
After a record-setting year of flood-fighting on the Mississippi River, another record is being set today: Day 76 of the Bonnet Carre spillway being open. "It's certainly been a long season for us," said Derek Boese, Chief Administrative Office with the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a short walk down the steps, dove...
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