Atchafalaya


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Atchafalaya

(əchă`fəlī'ə), navigable river, c.170 mi (270 km) long, S central La. The Atchafalaya meanders south, in a former channel of the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico. A distributary of the Red and Mississippi rivers, the Atchafalaya flows to the Gulf through an extensive system of guide levees and floodways. Important to the agriculture and energy industries of the region, the system serves as a flood control for the lower Mississippi, especially around New Orleans.
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Louisiana legislators in a small flotilla of boats wound its way down the Sabine River, across the Gulf of Mexico, up the Atchafalaya River and finally up the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge in 1960 with one goal in mind: convince newly elected Gov.
Previous programs covered the state's bicentennial and the historical and culturally rich Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.
Over the past five years, the Environmental Protection Agency has made little progress on reducing the size of the annual "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, a shortcoming that could be addressed by a better system to monitor and track progress in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus discharges in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins, according to a new report by EPA's Office of the Inspector General (IG).
It appears that, at least within some political jurisdictions, we can only expect more of the kind of wrestling with nature we have long seen in the Sisyphean struggles of the Army Corps of Engineers at the juncture of the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers.
The pair will see how real men live in 'forgotten backwaters and new frontiers', from the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya swamps in Louisiana to the bluegrass hillbillies of North Carolina and the survivalists of Colorado.
He also fondly recalls the swamp navigator at Atchafalaya in Louisiana who fed alligators marshmallows in the most primeval place he had ever been.
The book profiles about 120 restaurants of many different styles, from Acy's Pool Hall and Cafe Atchafalaya to The Enraged Chicken, Kolb's German restaurant on Canal Street, and Martin's Poor Boy Restaurant (creators of the original poor boy sandwich).
The Krotz Springs refinery, near Morganza Spillway, is located on the Atchafalaya River with direct access to the Colonial products pipeline and the Exxon crude system and services markets in the Southern and Eastern United States.
The Morganza floodgates send Mississippi River water down a 30-kilometer spillway and into the Atchafalaya River.
Arrival at the Atchafalaya River is imminent, though the southward flow of water in the floodway has been slower than projections.
The action could inundate some 3,000 square miles of low-lying swamp and cropland in the Atchafalaya River basin in up to 20 feet of water for several weeks, but spare Louisiana's two largest cities from flooding.