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Mississippi River diversion proponents use ad to state their case

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 04 2015 May 4, 2015 May 04, 2015 9:08 AM May 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- A full-page advertisement that ran Sunday in a number of publications in Louisiana highlights the need for large, land-building diversions to be built along the Mississippi River as part of the state's coastal restoration plan.

Andy Nyman, a wetland scientist at LSU, said scientists discussed the need to counter misinformation being spread about future sediment diversions.

Large diversions that would take sediment from the Mississippi River into nearby marshes are part of the state's overall coastal restoration plan.

The Save Louisiana Coalition asserts that large diversions will destroy the state's seafood industry, won't build as much land as marsh creation projects and more. The group is made up in large part of fishing industry representatives.

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