Monday, January 10, 2011

No More Channel Cutting

Public Meeting 

Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at C.F. Rowley Alternative School, 49 Madison Ave., Chalmette

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to cut yet another channel through the middle of St. Bernard Parish.  Other options, including the existing Violet Canal, do not require channel cutting to provide more freshwater diversions from the Mississippi River to the central wetlands. The Corp's proposed new channel is not a wetlands restoration project.

As quoted in the Times Picayune article:     "The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation also favors using the existing Violet Canal, if possible, and has serious concerns about the Lake Borgne sediment borrow pit plan, said spokesman John Lopez."


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