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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The final, 163-mile segment of the pipeline would cut through the Atchafalaya Basin, a national heritage site and America's largest natural swamp.
The pipeline, proposed by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, would carry fracked oil across the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest river swamp in the country, and would threaten the water supply for more than 300,000 people in southern Louisiana.
A barge worker takes a break while waiting for his boat to "lock" through from the Mississippi onto the Atchafalaya River.
McPhee illustrates how the Army Corps, with support from local politicians and communities, designed the Old River Control Structure to regulate the flow of water from the Mississippi River to the Atchafalaya River.
prevent the capture of the Mississippi by Atchafalaya, which would drown
gas pipeline traveling through the waters of the Atchafalaya River and
In Louisiana, where I cut my teeth hunting, the percentage of hunters who use watercraft might be higher than in any other state, due to the number of bayous, rivers and the huge Atchafalaya Basin.
Roland -- who chronicles her own bayou experiences in the memoir Atchafalaya Houseboat -- brings authentic details to her characters' everyday tasks.
The combination of PDO, AMO, and NAO and the coupling of AMO and NAO phases were found to be important drivers of long-term flows in the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River and in the Pearl River and Pascagoula River, respectively (Sanchez-Rubio et al.
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).
scovelli in Lake Saint John, an oxbow of the Mississippi River near Ferriday, Louisiana, but could not confirm that this was a self-sustaining population because the larvae born in his freshwater aquarium died and he reported a possible route to enter the lake when flood events connect the lake to the Atchafalaya River via some small creeks.