by Ed Lallo/Gulf Seafood News Editor
The Mississippi River is trying to change course into the its historic Atchafalaya Basin channel according to Dr. Jun Xu, a world-renowned hydrologist and Professor of Hydrology at Louisiana State University’s School of Renewable Natural Resource, in a recently released video on Bigger Pie Forum. A course correction Xu says is not a matter of “if” but “when”, placing Southern Louisiana on the verge of one of the worlds most detrimental natural disasters in history.
The flood waters from the Upper Midwest River Valleys continuing to flow south, and dangerously river heights on the lower Mississippi since last December, has placed Xu and his research into the spotlight. One unanswered question remains, “Will this be the year the Mississippi changes channels and clogs its current channel for the next hundred years?”