Archive: March, 2013
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 8-12, 2013. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
  • Scientific Panel Finds River Diversions for Restoring Louisiana Wetlands Will Require Sediments, Scientific Guidance

    An independent technical panel reported March 11, 2013, in a newly concluded study, that existing Mississippi River freshwater diversions have not slowed the ongoing loss of Louisiana’s wetlands and that restoration of Louisiana wetlands may only be possible through significant inputs of sediment via large scale sediment diversions. The panel was organized by NOAA and the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Office in 2011.