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“PUMP IT, DON’T DUMP IT”. Sediment dredge material taken out of the Mississippi for navigation should be pumped into the marsh to the east and west of the Mississippi river right now. It’s a waste to send this valuable sediment out into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico by Hopper dredge and or the current.
The Leeville marsh in November of 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
There is a visible change in the amount of marsh grass present in this area as
well as many others. With hurricane season recently behind us, we must start
thinking about how to restore the damage to our marshes to be better
protected and prepared the next time disaster hits.
View Before and After photos
Rhea Gary's painting, "Bayou
Marshmission Christmas List:
More sand for our barrier islands and more sediment for our marshes to make New Orleans and all the rest of coastal Louisiana safer for man and nature alike.
Erosion around the roots of a bald cypress tree on the North shore of
Hurricane Katrina's storm surge roared up the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (coming in this picture from the left) to meet the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway and flood New Orleans via the Industrial Canal.