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Plaquemines Parish government addressing Mid-Barataria Diversion project

(Source: Glen Despaux) (Source: Glen Despaux)
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Plaquemines Parish government will discuss a coastal erosion project not sitting well with many fishermen on Thursday.

The 1.3 billion dollar Mid-Barataria Diversion Project is expected to dump sediment rich river water into Barataria Bay to help rebuild lost land.

That is fresh water, and many fishermen believe it will hurt their catch.

At 2 p.m. Parish President Amos Cormier will talk more about the project. 

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