lake pontchartrain

Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, December 29, 2008 (ENS) – Defense of Greater New Orleans’ most vulnerable area from storm surge has begun with the groundbreaking for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier Project, the largest design-build civil works project in Corps history. It is unusual for a civil works project to be designed…

EP 06 – ENTRY 04: BETWEEN THE LINES

EP 06 – ENTRY 04: BETWEEN THE LINES

Flying above New Orleans, I’m only just beginning to understand how lucky I’ve been. Years ago, had you told me I’d be coming here to help produce a documentary series, I would have rolled my eyes and said “I wish.” In 2005, I would have imagined the city only through Katrina’s lens and its devastating…

Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – In an effort to ensure that Louisiana watersheds are better protected from wastewater discharges, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a thorough inspection of all potential dischargers in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Field staff from around the state are making a detailed examination of all…