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Apr 11, 2012 6:34 AM by AP

Corps gets public's thoughts on using Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is gathering the public's thoughts on how best to use the water and mud in the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana's eroding coast while also keeping ships moving on the river, fishermen in business and floods under control.

On Tuesday the corps held the first of six public meetings as part of the a study approved by Congress in 2007. That meeting was in Baton Rouge.

The others will be Thursday in New Orleans, April 17 in Larose, April 19 in Boothville, April 24 in Waveland, Miss., and April 26 in Chalmette. Each includes an open house, a corps presentation and comments from the public, and runs from 6-8 p.m.

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