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Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

Article: 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

Article: 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

Article: 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…