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  • Dredging and drawdown planned for False River 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 »
  • Grounded tanker in Mississippi River freed

    June 15, 2011 3:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A grounded oil tanker on the Mississippi River has been freed from the mud where it got stranded about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The 800-foot tanker Ratna Puja was southbound carrying a load of carbon black oil when it got stuck Monday night.... more »
  • River silt a problem in Morgan City

    June 14, 2011 5:04 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Less than a month ago, News 2 visited a flooded seafood restaurant in Morgan City that had between four and five feet of water from the Atchafalaya River. Since then flood waters have subsided, but owner Robert Conner is dealing with a much bigger problem. In... more »
  • Mississippi River at lowest level in 10 years

    February 8, 2011 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the Mississippi River's depth falls to the lowest level in a decade, shippers and port officials are worried ship traffic could substantially slow down. But the river depth is not their only worry; many areas will not be dredged to the adequate depth necessary for... more »

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