They can’t survive if the water isn’t salty enough, and they won’t leave their home in Barataria Bay.
New research shows they can be used together, building more land and reducing harm to fisheries.
They’ll be at the Water Symposium on Thursday evening.
They’ll discuss the latest plans to divert water from the Mississippi River to rebuild the coast.
The New Orleans meeting will be held Oct. 19.
The mouth of the Mississippi River should be moved north and communities downriver eventually will have to be abandoned if other parts of southeast Louisiana are to have a future into the next century. Those were among the more startling recommendations proposed by the teams of coastal engineering and sustainability experts from around the world.
The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coast with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?
The finalists will develop plans over the next six months.
Cattle rancher Earl Armstrong and fishing guide Ryan Lambert spoke about witnessing coastal loss firsthand.
Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it's happening and what will be lost if nothing is done.