The most expensive coastal restoration project in history promises to reconnect the Mississippi River with the delta, pouring up to 75,000 cubic feet per second of fresh water and sediment into marshes and bays.
For decades, many people in Louisiana complained about the glacial pace of efforts to restore the state's vanishing coast. However, Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier is effectively saying "not so fast" when it comes to the largest-ever restoration project.
Louisiana is spending hundreds of millions of dollars rebuilding its barrier islands, but faces a critical challenge in that effort: finding an affordable and plentiful supply of sand to sculpt islands and marsh. Ship Shoal provides one answer.
Engineer Dennis Lambert was researching an ancestor's role in early drainage projects in New Orleans when, at the Tulane University archives, he stumbled upon some long-forgotten work of a 19th century geologist.
Fox 8 News is proud to announce the station's 7th national award in three years as our "Disappearing Defenses" Documentary was honored with a Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary by the Society of