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Federal U.S. funding aimed to mitigate saltwater from encroaching into Mississippi River

Southern Louisiana relies on river's fresh water for drinking supply

September 29, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Baton Rouge, La. – Federal disaster assistance is being made to Louisiana to slow down the inflow of saltwater moving up the Mississippi River and threatening drinking water. Residents in the southern part of the state rely on the river for its fresh water, but hot and dry conditions have slowed the river’s flow which counteracts saltwater moving up from the Gulf of Mexico. CTV News report | READ MORE

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