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Mid-Barataria diversion could create 22 square miles of land in 20 years, researcher says

October 8, 2014

Louisiana’s proposed Mid-Barataria sediment diversion, which would be located on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish, could create from 6 square miles to 22 square miles of new land and wetlands after 20 years of operation, according to new modeling by the Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the Gulf.