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  • Keeping saltwater out of the Mermentau Basin

    February 14, 2012 11:09 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry is thinking up ways to reduce saltwater intrusion in the Mermentau Basin. One idea is to keep higher levels of fresh water. After days of rain, the Mermentau Basin is a whole foot above average. That's "bad news" for Ronald Winch, watching his... more »
  • Saltwater Intrusion Causes State of Emergency

    November 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    Vermilion Parish is now under a state of emergency because of severe saltwater intrusion. The problem has been building for several months and is caused by severe drought, several breaches in saltwater barriers along the Mermentau basin, and damage to the Leland Bowman Locks. Vermilion Parish Police Jury President... 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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