Mississippi River

Chris Miller
February 25, 2019 - 2:26 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway later this week. Col. Mike Clancy says operators will start pulling the pins that open the spillway on Wednesday, February 27. The trigger for opening the spillway is when the river is flowing past it at a rate of...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Coast Guard says a two-boat crash Saturday morning in a Plaquemines Parish waterway threw a group of people into a channel of the Mississippi River near Boothville-Venice. Official say a 24-foot bay boat and a 40-foot commercial deck boat were sailing in a channel of the river just north of...
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Don Ames
January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
The search for a man and woman missing after a boat capsized on the Mississippi River Wednesday has been suspended The owner of the workboat that capsized and sank in the River says the vessel has been found. Marine Spill Response Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, says the 32-foot workboat was located...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The Coast Guard along with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Office are searching for 2 people after their vessel capsized in the Mississippi River this morning. Sheriff's deputies in Plaquemines got the call around 11 a.m. that a vessel capsized around mile marker 17 on the river. The search...
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January 05, 2019 - 7:47 am
PILOTTOWN, La. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal that had run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River has been moved and the river partially reopened. The news release says the Coast Guard has reopened the river at mile 3.5 near the community of Pilottown to vessels with a...
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October 12, 2018 - 10:05 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana has been closed indefinitely after it was struck by a barge carrying a crane in the river. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a release the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsville was hit around 3 a.m...
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August 15, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the internet. All of them...
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July 31, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is surprisingly small but the oxygen-depleted water rose higher toward the surface than usual. Tuesday's report describes the fourth-smallest area ever measured where water at and above the sea floor off Louisiana holds too...
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April 17, 2018 - 3:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River. The Louisiana State University's Center for River Studies is home to the newly opened Lower Mississippi...
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April 15, 2018 - 5:28 am
State officials have talked about spending billions of dollars on redirecting sediment carried by the Mississippi River to rebuild the state’s vanishing coast, but a study out of Tulane says the diversions will produce new land, but not fast enough. "We see that what the system is capable of...
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