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Advisory panel gets preview of complex problems facing Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project

May 1, 2014

An expert panel advising state officials on issues involving plans to build as many as 10 major sediment diversions along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers to rebuild the state’s rapidly eroding coastal wetlands got a sneak preview of issues surrounding what is likely to be the first of those diversions: the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion in Plaquemines Parish that will funnel sediment and water from the river into Barataria Bay near Myrtle Grove.