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Losing Ground

August 28, 2014

In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be part of the Gulf of Mexico. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes - 16 square miles a year - due to…

Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery

August 27, 2014

Drag your cursor (on a computer) or swipe your finger (on a phone or tablet) across each photo below. The 2005 Hurricane Katrina photo will dissolve into a picture from the identical vantage point nine years later

River Diversions And The Fate Of Louisiana’s Coast

August 26, 2014

A big part of Louisiana’s coastal Master Plan centers around something called “diversions.” Fresh water from the Mississippi River is diverted so that the water, and the silt it carries, can rebuild the sinking coast. But this technique, a centerpiece…

Institute looks to expand water research

August 26, 2014

In its first 2½ years of existence, The Water Institute of the Gulf has focused primarily on coastal research in Louisiana, but in the long term, it’s expected that view will expand far beyond the state borders.

Water Institute introduces Louisiana-based water, coastal expertise to global market

August 25, 2014

There's a market for Louisiana-based expertise when it comes to coastal systems, resources and managing the state's water systems. That's according to Water Institute of the Gulf President and CEO Chip Groat.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installs new concrete stabilization mats on Mississippi River bank at New Orleans-Jefferson Parish line

August 25, 2014

An Army Corps of Engineers team was installing new articulated concrete mat material on the east bank of the Mississippi River at the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish border on Monday (Aug. 25).

Authority pushes lake restoration project

August 23, 2014

Restoration of TeBo Point on Grand Lake in Cameron Parish could begin next year if state coastal restoration authorities approve the proposal.

East bank levee authority remains concerned about safety of Lake Borgne floodwall

August 21, 2014

East bank levee authority officials remain concerned about the long-term safety of the newly-completed 26-mile floodwall stretching from the Lake Borgne hurricane surge barrier along the eastern edge of St. Bernard parish to the town of Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish,…

Live video Wednesday: Expert panel discusses how to pay for massive coastal restoration effort

August 20, 2014

Wednesday morning, the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy released a report estimating that the state’s $50 billion Master Plan for the Coast will end up costing more than $100 billion over its 50-year time frame.

Plaquemines’ $50 million, 7.8-mile long, forested ridge project to go to bid in September

August 20, 2014

Plaquemines Parish will accept bids in September for a proposed $50 million, 7.8-mile forested ridge to be built along the parish's west bank between Fort Jackson and Venice, parish President Billy Nungesser said Wednesday.

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