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Potential for saltwater infusion threatens drinking water in Mississippi River

Ongoing Louisiana drought could affect drinking water for about five million people

September 25, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

New Orleans – Saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico, aided by long-lasting drought in Louisiana, is threatening to impact the drinking water in the Mississippi River. Drought has decreased the river’s flow, putting it at risk of saltwater infusion. About five million residents in the area – especially those in New Orleans – are at risk due to the influx of saltwater. Yahoo Finance report | READ MORE

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