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New Orleans-area residents say municipal officials were tardy in addressing seawater issue

Seawater from Gulf of Mexico has been pushing back weak-flowing Mississippi River

October 27, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

New Orleans – Remedial efforts to address the issue of saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico into the freshwater Mississippi River began too late, local residents contend. They blame municipal officials for not taking action when the seawater pushing against the river had originally begun. The intrusion has largely been caused by drought that has lessened the flow of the Mississippi to the point where it’s been unable to push back against the incoming seawater. CityNews report | READ MORE

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