Tag: Diversion Related Documents

Resources – Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement

See also: River Diversion Research Articles The official site: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement Released for Public Review and Comment Note – in order to make it more difficult for reporters and others to use the files, they…

The effect of Mississippi River diversions on oyster production

The Mississippi River diversions are intended to build new land by diverting floodwaters from the river into open water, wetlands there. Since oyster cultivation depends on the oyster beds seeing a narrow salinity range, there is a concern that the diversion…

The Geology and Hydrology of the Mississippi Delta

Master WWW page Ellet, Charles. Report on the overflows of the delta of the Mississippi. AB Hamilton, 1852. Humphreys, A. A., & Abbot, H. L. (1861). Report upon the physics and hydraulics of the Mississippi river: Upon the protection of the alluvial…

Ownership of Submerged Lands in Louisiana

INVENTORY OF STATE LANDS OFFICE OF STATE LANDS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION (2018) The state does not have clear title to an estimated 286,467 acres of water bottoms, as private parties also claim ownership of these lands. These “dualclaimed” water bottoms…

State of the Coast 2016 Research Meeting

Chris McLindon, Causes of Accelerated Wetlands Loss in the Late 20th Century – Southeast Louisiana (2016) Kolker et al. (2011) found a tight coupling between patterns of land loss measured in the Barataria Basin by Couvillion et al. (2011) and…

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…

Riverbend Sewage Divesion

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NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program – Science Plan

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program – Science Plan (2015) This is mostly vague generalities, but there is a pointed criticism of diversions on page 20: The impacts of diversions must be vigorously studied before actions are taken. For example, redistribution…

River Diversion Research Articles

The Changing Course competition for alternatives to the Master Plan It is interesting that none of the reports by the teams were published by Changing Course groups. This is the one I was able to find: A DELTA FOR ALL:…

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 –…

Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion

Caernavron Diversion Location Feasibility Report on Freshwater Diversion·to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins, June 1984. Feasibility Report on Freshwater Diversion·to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins, August 1984. Feasibility Report on Freshwater Diversion·to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins, September 1984. C19840314-Sediment…

Why Coastal Restoration Cannot Succeed

This  article goes to the heart of the problem. Sea level rise pushes the wetlands inland. If you have barriers, the wetlands drown. The only thing the coastal restoration folks care about is building levees, but if they only push…

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.,…

West Bay Diversion and Shoaling

One of the more well known projects of the Breaux Act was the West Bay Diversion (MR-03) and as evidenced by its name it was a freshwater diversion project. Lets recap what that means… Freshwater Diversion Uses gates or siphons…

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,…

NOAA views on potential environmental risks of Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan

NOAA views on potential environmental risks of Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan “NMFS supports efforts to ameliorate coastal wetland loss in Louisiana to maintain socio economic, storm protection, and ecological services these habitats provide. Most coastal restoration efforts can benefit nursery…

The CPRA case for diversions and levees

The Use of Mississippi River Sediment for Restoration Projects in Louisiana – Russ J. Joffrion, PE, Engineer Manager, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Engineering Division Implications of Sea Level Rise: Case Study on the East Land Bridge Dennis Lambert, PE, Area…

Mississippi River Freshwater Diversions in Southern Louisiana – 2012

Teal, J.M., R. Best, J. Caffrey, C.S. Hopkinson, K.L. McKee, J.T. Morris, S. Newman and B. Orem. 2012. Mississippi River Freshwater Diversions in Southern Louisiana: Effects on Wetland Vegetation, Soils, and Elevation. Edited by A.J. Lewitus, M. Croom, T. Davison,…

Friends of the Everglades 2009

Friends of the Everglades v. South Florida Water Management District, 570 F.3d 1210 (11th Cir. 2009), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 643 (2010). Petition for certiorari Brief for United States Sugar Corporation in opposition Brief for the United States in opposition…

The Tulloch Rule

The Tulloch Cases and rule deal with the redeposition of dredged material. Tulloch II – The decision on remand of Tulloch I Tulloch chronology thru 2001 Tulloch_Conforming_Q-As – EPA’s modification of the rule based on the cases. The EPA stepped back to…

Hammond Wetland Wastewater Assimilation Project – Sewage Diversion

This project dumps partially treated sewage into the wetlands. The rationale is that this sewage will build new wetlands. The reality is that it saves fixing the treatment plant and is destroying the wetlands. Hammond-WW-Attainability-5-01-05 Consultant’s report justifying the project. 2005…

Old River Control Structure

This is the gate on the Mississippi/Red River confluence that is the source of the Achafalaya River. At the moment it is flowing at nearly 300,000 CPS. This is as much as Morganza with all the bays open, and three…