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Report: Study looks at possible effects of dredging Vermilion

Posted: 11:08 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 00:08:24-04
High water halts boat traffic on Bayou Vermilion

LAFAYETTE — Studies are under way to determine the impacts of dredging the Vermilion River, according to a report by The Advocate,

Dredging supporters say deepening the river would increase its capacity to handle heavy rains and allow more boat traffic. Opponents worry dredging would allow saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico.

To read The Advocate's story, click here.