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  • Army Corps begins study on dredging the Mississippi River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 22, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Army Corps of Engineers just started a study this month to look into deepening the Mississippi River. As of now, the river can accommodate ships with a draft of 45 feet. The Corps wants to deepen the river by 5 feet to accommodate bigger ships.... more »
  • Business owner claims dredging project is damaging property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 6:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A business owner in Ascension Parish claims a dredging project continues to damage his property. Eric Weil claims the land is slipping away from his restaurant that he's owned for decades. Cafe LaFourche runs behind Bayou Lafourche. A project to dredge six miles of the Bayou from Donaldsonville... more »
  • Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    August 27, 2014 11:18 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... more »
  • Residents think dredging is damaging property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:08 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Eric Weil has owned Cafe Lafourche for decades, but it wasn't until four years ago he started having serious problems with his building, located just feet away from Bayou Lafourche. "They did all the dredging on the upper end here, and they created a problem, not only for... more »
  • Bills call for dredging Miss. River to Baton Rouge

    March 14, 2013 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond want the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Mississippi River deep enough so it can handle the huge cargo ships expected to use the Panama Canal once its expansion is completed next year. The Louisiana Democrats submitted... more »
  • Dredging and drawdown planned for False River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2012 5:21 PM

    NEW ROADS - A dredging and drawdown on False River could begin within the next two years. State Representative Major Thibaut, D-Oscar, updated the Baton Rouge Press Club about a comprehensive plan involving the oxbow lake. Thibaut says it utilizes local, state and federal resources. One of the... more »
  • Red River Waterway gets $3.6M more for dredging

    February 15, 2012 8:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers will provide $3.6 million for maintenance dredging on the Red River Waterway, on top of $7.6 million in last year's appropriations bill. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says the additional money is from the fiscal 2012 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. She says the... more »
  • Mississippi river levels dropping

    October 17, 2011 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- The Mississippi River is nearly 20 feet below flood stage, in stark contrast with the swollen behemoth it was in May-- nearly ten feet above flood stage. That's because a drought in the mid west means land north of Baton Rouge has soaked up much of the... more »
  • Cameron Ship Channel reopened after pipeline rupture

    April 1, 2011 3:29 PM

    CAMERON, La. - The Calcasieu Ship Channel has been reopened following a rupture of a natural gas pipeline. The Coast Guard says a dredging barge reported the rupture late Wednesday, forcing the channel's closure. The channel was reopened late Thursday after sonar scans of the pipeline showed no problems... more »
  • Scientist hopes oil spill opens eyes to restoration needs

    June 29, 2010 10:17 PM

    A coastal scientist says the spill is a perfect example of how a restoration suggestion from the past could help today. "I've watched canals, the effect of man on the environment," said Woody Gagliano, Ph.D., "saw the aftermath of Katrina and Rita and Gustav and Ike all across the coast.... more »
  • Attorney general: State willing to sue

    May 24, 2010 8:14 AM

    Louisiana's top lawyer is urging the federal government to approve construction of sand barriers to protect wetlands from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is threatening to sue over what he calls "petty jurisdictional concerns" of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The state has been... more »
  • Dredging a new coast

    May 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    Governor Jindal's latest plan to protect the coast involves dredging "sand booms" around our state's vulnerable coast. Dredging experts say it could work, but there are risks involved. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on how the plan would work. more »

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