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Months of saltwater intrusion feared in Louisiana, putting residents’ health in jeopardy

Flow of Mississippi River too weak to push back saltwater from Gulf of Mexico

October 16, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Louisiana – The health of many state residents could be in jeopardy over the next several months as high salt levels continue to be present in drinking water. The situation is due to saltwater intrusion which occurs when a weak downstream flow of the Mississippi River fails to push back saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico. Record-high temperatures and drought in the state have accounted for the abnormal flow of the river. CNN News report | READ MORE

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