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  • Butte La Rose Residents Concerned about Erosion

    May 27, 2013 6:55 PM

    Several Butte La Rose residents are watching their land wash away. The residents live along the Atchafalya River. Over the past few years, they have seen nearly 30-feet of land erode into the river. Now, residents fear their homes could be next. While life on the water is... more »
  • Coastal Erosion Pt. 2

    November 25, 2009 11:25 AM

    Since 2000 the LSU Coastal Roots program has educated over 3500 students on why and how our coastal ecosystems need to be protected. Students from Lafayette Middle Environmental Science academy took the first of two trips to collect a special seed. The Mangrove, or Propugoles, seeds are brought back to... more »
  • Coastal Erosion

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM

    Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »
  • Coulee Creates Dangerous Conditions

    October 13, 2009 11:46 PM

    A coulee in Lafayette Parish is causing properties to shift even sink, creating dangerous conditions for some residents. The coulee in question is Coulee Bend. It runs along I-10 crossing Moss street, moving west past I-49 then north through Acadian Hills Country Club. Little by little, Dorothy Dutile is losing... more »

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