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  • Butte La Rose Residents Concerned about Erosion

    May 27, 2013 6:55 PM

    Several Butte La Rose residents are watching their land wash away. The residents live along the Atchafalya River. Over the past few years, they have seen nearly 30-feet of land erode into the river. Now, residents fear their homes could be next. While life on the water is... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Morganza Spillway to stay open into July

    June 22, 2011 11:23 PM

    Water levels are dropping in the Morganza spillway but the Army Corps of Engineers announced it's not going to be closed for at least another month. The decision is raising a lot of questions for area farmers; much of their farm land is still under water. One farmer says his... more »
  • State of the Coast Conference

    June 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    Three organizations are gathering in Baton Rouge to discuss the Gulf Oil Spill's effects on Louisiana's wetlands. Over 650 people are attending the State of the Coast Conference. The groups: The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The US Army Corps of Engineers, and The Coalition to Restore Coastal... more »
  • Corps puts about $11 M in stimulus money into La

    October 15, 2009 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is spending about $11 million in stimulus money on dikes along the Calcasieu River, navigation floodgates in Lafourche Parish and on the Morganza to the Gulf levee project. The corps says $9.3 million is being spent on repairing foreshore dikes on... more »

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