The Army Corps of Engineers will begin holding public meetings today to discuss their plan to build more of Louisiana’s wetland and coast land with Mississippi River sediment. The project is part of a large federal program approved in 2007 to restore Louisiana coastal ecosystems. The Corps will create a hydrodynamic model and forecasting tools based on river and delta data to determine if and how sediment and water could be used to restore the delta area. The study will also consider how the project might affect water quality, including salinity, erosion and river channel shape.
The meetings begin today and will continue through the month of April. All will include a public comment period.
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