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Mississippi River’s land building ability is focus of Coastal Connections event

August 23, 2018

Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune- The ability of the Mississippi River to build land when it's diverted from its banks will be the focus of a Coastal Connections event jointly sponsored by the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the…

Eighteen years is long enough to wait for Morganza levee | Editorial

August 22, 2018

Congress first OK'd the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system in 2000. But the Army Corps of Engineers failed to complete a report on construction that was part of the agreement.

Plaquemines Parish Soil Boring Issues, Procedures discussed at CPRA August Board Meeting

August 21, 2018

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board (CPRA), which sanctioned potential legal action against Plaquemines Parish in June of this year, today was informed that CPRA was able to proceed without the need to resort to legal action to…

Gov. Edwards announces launch of Louisiana Watershed Initiative

August 17, 2018

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the launch of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative and a long-range vision for the state’s multi-pronged approach to mitigating future flood risk focusing on natural boundaries, not political ones. The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is officially…

Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana’s Coast

August 10, 2018

Engineering underway for linchpins of state's $50 billion master plan

Louisiana marks the 50th anniversary of the reintroduction of the brown pelican

July 27, 2018

WVUE) - Johnny Bradberry remembers growing up on Grand Isle in the 1960s and rarely encountering a pelican.

Building barriers: Inside the race to save Louisiana’s first line of storm defense

July 24, 2018

Ten miles from Louisiana's receding shore, on an island that was on the verge of sinking away, new land is growing at a rate of 200 feet per day.

$1.4 billion approved for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee, Comite diversion

July 9, 2018

Louisiana will get $1.4 billion in federal money for a  variety of flood and hurricane protection projects, including the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee in St. John the Baptist Parish, the Comite River Diversion Canal, and flood control projects in East Baton…

Hot Seat: What’s the latest on coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana

July 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — One expert joins the WDSU "Hot Seat" to discuss the state's efforts on coastal restoration and what Louisiana faces right now.

Associated Press Issues Correction on Reported Claims by Plaquemines Parish President

June 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Associated Press (AP) news service has issued a correction to a national news story in which AP quoted claims made by Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier, that the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority did not…