NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane went down in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Louis Capo, director of non-flood assets for the Orleans Levee District, which owns the airport, said the single-engine plane went down Friday afternoon, short of the airport's runway. The pilot was... more »
HOLDEN - Water levels continue to rise and fall in Livingston Parish with more rain in the forecast, and it's getting harder to travel around some areas.
Bridges in the Holden area are closed for repairs. Water lifted the bridge on Frank Ballard Road and floated it several feet... more »
MANCHAC - An historical landmark that once guided ships through the Lake Ponchartrain and Maurepas causeway has washed away.
The Pass Manchac Lighthouse has been around since the 1800's, but it wasn't strong enough to withstand high waters from Hurricane Isaac.
Virgil Allen's great-grandfather and grandfather looked after... more »
New Orleans is planning on opening a staging area at Fort Pike, in an effort to protect Lake Pontchartrain from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lake Pontchartrain is connected to the Gulf, the Rigolets and the Chef Menteur passes.
Environmentalists have spent years cleaning up... more »
State wildlife officials have extended the fall inshore shrimp season in Zone 1, which extends north of the south shore of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, including Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Borgne.
The shrimp season in the rest of Zone 1 and all of Zones 2 and 3 will... more »