river diversions http://wrkf.org en The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Diversions? http://wrkf.org/post/louisiana-coast-last-call-diversions <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/03/20131104LastCall.mp3" class="asset-audio">The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Diversions?</a><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 21px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">Anyone following the development of the Master Plan for the Louisiana coast knows that the central part of the plan is also its most controversial: large scale river diversions, opening the levees on the sides of the Mississippi River south of New Orleans to let the silt-carrying Mississippi out into these sinking deltas Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:13:24 +0000 editor 18361 at http://wrkf.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Diversions? Fisherman, Scientists Continue to Clash on Miss. River Diversions http://wrkf.org/post/fisherman-scientists-continue-clash-miss-river-diversions <p>State plans to restore the coastline are trying to mimic the way the Mississippi built the coast. Thousands of years ago the river dumped sediment from the plains upriver into the marsh. But some fishermen are worried the plans will displace the saltwater fish they catch to make a living.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fishermen voiced their opposition at a community meeting in St. Bernard Monday.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:44:50 +0000 Kelly Connelly 12158 at http://wrkf.org Fisherman, Scientists Continue to Clash on Miss. River Diversions