Bob Marshall

Bob Marshall covers environmental issues for The Lens, with a special focus on coastal restoration and wetlands. While at The Times-Picayune, his work chronicling the people, stories and issues of Louisiana’s wetlands was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes and other awards. In 2012 Marshall was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Loyola University School of Communications Den of Distinction. He can be reached at (504) 232-5013.

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Flood board deciding to protect now or save money for later work

Synthetic mats like this one can avert scouring and erosion on the landward side of a grassy levee that's been overtopped.

The local flood protection authority is trying to determine whether it should let the Army Corps of Engineers add a protective layer to levees that may have been built too low. If the work happens and then the levees have to be raised, it would waste a lot of money — but the protective layer would add protection right away.