Tag: Coastal Restoration

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 Van Beek, Johannes L. “Recommendations for freshwater diversion to Louisiana estuaries east of the Mississippi River.” (1982). Van Beek, Johannes L.,…

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,…

Coastal Denial – Flood, what flood?

Bay St. Louis, Miss., officials want high-water markers placed by the state at Mississippi Highway 603 and Interstate 10 camouflaged so they no longer commemorate the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. … Councilman Doug Seal said the markers are detrimental to attracting businesses that might want to relocate here, especially on undeveloped property around the interstate and Highway 603 juncture.