As officials move closer to opening Morganza Spillway, governor says it’s ‘more likely than not’

Steve Hardy / The Advocate 23 May 2019 State and federal officials said Thursday it was appearing more likely that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would need to open the Morganza Spillway next month — for only the third time ever — to stave off what one likened to a “foreign disaster” flowing Louisiana’s way. It [...]

2019-06-25T17:52:20+00:00May 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on As officials move closer to opening Morganza Spillway, governor says it’s ‘more likely than not’

Federal officials gather in Baton Rouge for latest meeting on Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone

Kelly Beile / BRProud.com 17 May 2019 Federal officials gather in Baton Rouge for latest meeting on Gulf of Mexico's dead zone Federal officials with the United States Environmental Protection Agency gathered in downtown Baton Rouge for the hypoxia task force meeting today. Assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Water Dave Ross, spoke exclusively [...]

2019-05-31T18:36:05+00:00May 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Federal officials gather in Baton Rouge for latest meeting on Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone

‘Large to very large’ Gulf of Mexico dead zone expected this year; Here’s what caused it

Steve Hardy / The Advocate 16 May 2019 Scientists are predicting a "large to very large" Gulf of Mexico dead zone this year. It may even wind up being the largest on record. Experts discussed their forecast at a Thursday morning meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force, a coalition of state [...]

2019-05-31T18:31:41+00:00May 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ‘Large to very large’ Gulf of Mexico dead zone expected this year; Here’s what caused it

Flooding makes big ‘dead zone’ off Louisiana coast likely

Janet McConnaughey / Associated Press 16 May 2019 NEW ORLEANS — The year's widespread flooding has made it likely that a big, oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast will form this summer, the head of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science said Thursday. Preliminary computer model runs "indicate a large to very large year," for [...]

2019-07-02T18:15:03+00:00May 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Flooding makes big ‘dead zone’ off Louisiana coast likely

Flooding makes big ‘dead zone’ off Louisiana coast likely

Janet McConnaughey / AP 16 May 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The year’s widespread flooding has made it likely that a big, oxygen-starved “dead zone” off Louisiana’s coast will form this summer, the head of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science said Thursday. Preliminary computer model runs “indicate a large to very large year,” [...]

2019-05-31T18:25:26+00:00May 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Flooding makes big ‘dead zone’ off Louisiana coast likely