Tag: Coastal Restoration

Small Scale River Diversions

The Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan proposes to build a small number of large river diversions. Another approach is to create small breaks in the levees to allow overflow into wetlands during floods that more closely resembles natural processes. This would…

Coastal Restoration of San Francisco Bay

The Baylands and Climate Change: What we can do. Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Science Update 2015 – Coastal Restoration of San Francisco Bay Original Site: THE BAYLANDS ECOSYSTEM HABITAT GOALS PROJECT This is a well thought through plan that recognizes that…

Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans

Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans. Water Resources Management Practicum 2007 Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin–Madison August 2008. Follow-up study: Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans.…

River Diversion Research Articles

The Changing Course competition for alternatives to the Master Plan A DELTA FOR ALL: The Baird Team – a proposal to change the river channel below New Orleans. Diversion Basics – Notes for the Expert Panel, 10 AM, Tuesday, 28 October…

Stupid Coastal Restoration Schemes

The land is subsiding and the ocean is rising. Let’s fix this by putting heavy stuff on the bottom of the ocean. http://wwno.org/post/restoring-coast-creating-oyster-beds-st-bernard-parish Maybe we can fix it by building a dam in front of the marsh: http://www.djc.com/news/en/12070163.html Sewage diversions –…

Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico – EIS Resources

Review Plan for the Post Authorization Change Decision Document of the Mississippi River and Tributaries, Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Protection Project, LA – 2011 Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the Mississippi River and Tributaries, Morganza…

Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plans

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority The Plans Decision-making chronology for the lake Pontchartrain & vicinity hurricane protection project New Orleans Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Crisis On Louisiana’s Coast … America’s Loss (1991) The call for a Master…

Public Relations for Diversions 101

Answering 10 Fundamental Questions about the Mississippi River Delta (original link) This is one of many reports advocating for river diversions. The basic claim is simple: Diversions will have impacts on vegetation, particularly on the distribution of some plant species. However,…