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8:33 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Mississippi River Sediment Bypassing Shrinking Wetlands

New Orleans, La. – The America's Wetland Foundation is coordinating communities along the Gulf Coast to study coastal areas that can be saved, and those that can't. Robert Twilley is vice president of research at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He says the historical consensus to tame the river just isn't working.

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8:15 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Freedom Riders complete ride

New Orleans, LA – 50 years after they began, the Freedom Rides reached their destination yesterday in New Orleans. In 1961, courageous young women and men, Black and White, boarded buses to ride across the South in defiance of segregation laws. Zoe Sullivan has more.

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11:03 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Atchafalaya River Basin Suffering Resonates In New Orleans

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4:59 pm
Sat May 14, 2011

Morganza Spillway Opens

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7:03 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Morganza Spillway To Open Saturday

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8:20 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Jindal Tells Residents, Businesses To Prepare For Flooding

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says it appears likely that the Morganza Spillway north of Baton Rouge will open, diverting floodwater over small communities in the Atchafalaya River Basin to the Gulf of Mexico.

"It's just like with a hurricane. Act and be prepared as if this storm is coming directly towards us. If it veers off it's certainly better to be over prepared."

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5:59 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Says City Is Safe From Flooding

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu is asking that despite a desire to watch the river rush past, people need to stay off the levees while workers monitor the condition of the structures.

"The bottom line is that, as of right now and based on all the information that we have available to us, and the information that we believe will be forthcoming, indicates that that the situation is that the city of New Orleans is safe."

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8:23 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Governor Jindal Says Morganza Spillway Could Open This Weekend

New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says the Army Corps is waiting for the rising water to hit a pressure level that the levees can't handle.

"It now looks like they will reach that trigger. It is likely we'll get that decision from the Corps sometime between Saturday and Tuesday."

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6:48 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Jindal Says Even Without More Rain, Louisiana Will Flood

New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is advising residents to be prepared for a flood.

"Unfortunately for us, there's enough water in this system, even if we don't get additional rain, there's enough water in this system, we know that there are areas of Louisiana that are going to be flooded."

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7:38 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Mississippi River Water To Affect Fish, Water Quality In Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, La. – The fresh water pouring into the saltwater estuaries is expected to push brown shrimp and fish out of the lake. But John Lopez of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says the species will likely recover. The water quality is an immediate concern, because it contains nutrients that create alga blooms that will decay and consume too much oxygen.

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