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  • Farmers Sue Barge Co. For Damaging Leland Bowman Locks

    February 7, 2012 10:43 PM

    Roughly 45 Acadiana farmers are filing a lawsuit against a barge company for damaging the Leland Bowman locks in the Mermentau Basin. They are claiming that the damaged locks are letting too much saltwater into their farmland and hurting agriculture. Crawfish, rice and cattle are all in jeopardy this... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »

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