Large 2019 dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

Deanna Conners / EarthSky 16 August 2019 This year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone of oxygen-depleted waters is the 8th largest ever recorded. A dead zone of oxygen-depleted waters forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico in response to nutrient runoff from the Mississippi River watershed. Scientists have been tracking the summer dead zone for 33 [...]

2019-10-16T15:16:03+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Large 2019 dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

The Never Ending Story

TUWaterWays Water News and More from the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy 16 August 2019 In deciding what items to highlight in this week’s TUWW we did what we always do.  We culled obvious and obscure news sources, we checked with our network of water mavens, and listened to lots of music to put us in [...]

2019-10-16T14:52:45+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Never Ending Story

Why is Louisiana seeing more ‘showers on steroids,’ intense downpours these days?

Charles Lussier / The Advocate 11 August 2019 If it seems like rainfalls in south Louisiana are becoming more intense and flash flooding more frequent, it’s not your imagination. A new research study led by a team from LSU closely examined rainfall amounts in Louisiana over a period of decades and found that today’s showers, [...]

2019-10-16T15:05:03+00:00August 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Why is Louisiana seeing more ‘showers on steroids,’ intense downpours these days?

Hurricane Barry v. Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone: Who Won?

TUWaterWays Water News and More from the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy 8 August 2019 Remember Hurricane Barry?  It was the storm that coincided with elevated Mississippi River levels and, consequently, looked like it might be scarier than Game of Thrones’ Night King who had the bluest eye anyone has ever seen.  While Louisiana [...]

2019-10-16T15:05:53+00:00August 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Hurricane Barry v. Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone: Who Won?

NOAA, partners to report on annual Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ monitoring cruise

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Media Advisory 2 July 2019, Updated 1 Aug 2019 High Mississippi River outflow and Hurricane Barry could influence final size NOAA and its academic partners will report on their recent research cruise to measure the extent of the hypoxic or “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico during a media [...]

2019-10-16T14:52:25+00:00August 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on NOAA, partners to report on annual Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ monitoring cruise

Tropical disturbance eyes Gulf, south Louisiana: Major rainfall possible, experts say

Mark Schleifstein / The Times Picayune 8 July 2019 National Hurricane Center forecasters believe a tropical depression or storm is very likely to form later this week in the Gulf of Mexico, but they're hedging their bets on exactly where it might pop up. In their 2 p.m. forecast Monday, forecasters estimated there’s an 80 percent [...]

2019-07-10T15:34:56+00:00July 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tropical disturbance eyes Gulf, south Louisiana: Major rainfall possible, experts say

All 21 of Mississippi’s beaches are closed because of toxic algae

Michelle Lou / CNN 7 July 2019 (CNN)Summer's the perfect time to hit the beach -- unless you live in Mississippi. Along the state's Gulf Coast, all 21 of the state's beaches have been shut down for swimming due to a blue-green harmful algal bloom (HAB), according to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). HABs [...]

2019-07-10T15:14:05+00:00July 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on All 21 of Mississippi’s beaches are closed because of toxic algae

PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE OF MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH GROWING WATERS IN LOUISIANA

Justin Gremillion / LDH/OPH Sanitarian Services 3 July 2019 Pursuant to the provisions of LSA RS 40:5.3, as amended and re-enacted by Act 1 of the First Regular Legislative Session of 1988, and RS 40:5, molluscan shellfish growing areas 1, 2 and a partial section of 3, as designated by attached map, are hereby "CLOSED" [...]

2019-07-10T15:23:23+00:00July 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE OF MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH GROWING WATERS IN LOUISIANA

Lake Pontchartrain water concern prompts North Shore beach, fishing pier closures

Bob Warren / The Times-Picayune 25 June 2019 The poor quality of the water in Lake Pontchartain has prompted authorities on the North Shore to close beaches and the popular fishing pier near Slidell. The recent proliferation of algae in the water has also led state health officials to issue warnings to the public. St. [...]

2019-07-10T15:26:49+00:00June 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Lake Pontchartrain water concern prompts North Shore beach, fishing pier closures

Louisiana Inshore Shrimp Season to Close June 28 in State Inside Waters

Trey Iles / Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries June 25, 2019 The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the 2019 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Friday (June 28) from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for the following waters: The open waters [...]

2019-07-10T15:21:28+00:00June 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Louisiana Inshore Shrimp Season to Close June 28 in State Inside Waters