Contact Us

The Mouth Of The Mississippi River Is Moving North

Mississippi River
Mississippi River, Wikimedia

Whether or not Louisiana is ready for it, there will be changes happening with the Mississippi River.  This was one of the issues addressed by several speakers that took park in a delta restoration conference this past Friday and Saturday.

Coast conference speakers warn that the mouth of the Mississippi River is moving north.  Officials in Louisiana, surrounding state and the Army Corps of Engineers are being warned that some sort of solutions to deal with the issues should be decided on.

Paul Kemp is the vice president of the Louisiana Audubon Society’s Gulf Coast Initiative.  Kemp was one of the featured speakers at the event.  He says the moving of the mouth of the river to the north will be a way to get more sediment into coastal marshes where erosion is a major problem  Kemp says it’s also a chance to focus on making navigation channels in the Mississippi river more stable.

Kemp was able to show pictures of the river from 1985 and 2011.  He said the sediment area from last year’s flood of the Mississippi flowed out of the channel about 15 miles farther than it had in 1985.

More From 973 the Dawg

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973thedawg.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!