Department of Natural Resources http://wwno.org en Workers Finish Atchafalaya Basin Dredging Project http://wwno.org/post/workers-finish-atchafalaya-basin-dredging-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Workers have completed a dredging project designed to improve water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that the dredging work is designed to move freshwater from the Atchafalaya River into a swamp within the Attakapas Island Wildlife Management Area in St. Mary Parish.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:43:49 +0000 The Associated Press 25821 at http://wwno.org State approves permit for sinkhole relief well http://wwno.org/post/state-approves-permit-sinkhole-relief-well <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state Department of Natural Resources says is has approved a drilling permit for a relief well near a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">DNR Secretary Stephen Chustz says Houston-based Texas Brine Co. will drill into a brine cavern the company owns in the Napoleonville salt dome.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:23:02 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 17809 at http://wwno.org Orphaned well could be source of swamp bubbles http://wwno.org/post/orphaned-well-could-be-source-swamp-bubbles <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">ASSUMPTION PARISH&nbsp;&mdash; State and local officials are investigating whether an orphaned well may be the source of natural gas bubbling up from the surfaces of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou in northern Assumption Parish.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:03:02 +0000 The Associated Press 16464 at http://wwno.org DNR geologist: Gas may be bubbling from salt dome http://wwno.org/post/dnr-geologist-gas-may-be-bubbling-salt-dome <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">ASSUMPTION PARISH&nbsp;&mdash; A top geologist at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says bubbling gas in bayous in Assumption Parish may be connected to a salt dome deep underground.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:03:17 +0000 The Associated Press 15855 at http://wwno.org State working to save 640 acres of swamp cypress http://wwno.org/post/state-working-save-640-acres-swamp-cypress <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says an agreement with the St. Martin Parish School Board has been hammered out to save 640 acres of cypress and hardwood forest under threat of being logged in the Atchafalaya basin.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:44:09 +0000 The Associated Press 15737 at http://wwno.org