The river’s suspended sediment load, the mud that built so much of the delta, can’t be captured by dredges. It is that mud that we are wasting at the mouth—it’s the plume of sediment we see in satellite photos. There is four times as much mud in suspension in the river as sand on the bottom. While diversions can utilize that suspended sediment, dredging is limited to the sand on the bottom.

The public agency that runs the French Market and other French Quarter real estate is ending the controversial arrangement governing Edison Park, a Bourbon Street property that it leases for $1 a year to a nonprofit group that’s been making about $138,000 annually in rent from a café that operates there under a sublease.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...