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  • Mississippi flooding may have spread invasive fish

    June 10, 2011 9:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While scientists have been battling to keep a ravenous, invasive fish species out of the Great Lakes, some worry that spring floods along the Mississippi River may be spreading the Asian carp downstream. Duane Chapman, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist and Asian carp expert, says the... more »
  • Krotz Springs braces for flood

    May 10, 2011 11:42 PM

    In Krotz Springs, another public meeting to prepare people for the rising waters, but there could be a mandatory evacuation of the area. Looking at the Atchafalaya River, the water slowly rises. At the same time, the town of Krotz Springs comes up with a game plan: whether to... more »
  • Parishes declare State of Emergency

    May 6, 2011 9:12 PM

    Parishes all over Acadiana, declaring a state of emergency. St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes want residents to be prepared for flooding. "The high water is definitely coming whether they open (the Morganza) or not." St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier says, "if I was a... more »

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