How Can New Orleans Residents Prepare for the Saltwater Intrusion?

September 26, 2023

Near record-low water levels on the Mississippi River have New Orleans officials rushing to deal with a salwater wedge making its way up from the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a federal emergency declaration for Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes in an attempt to procure federal help before the saltwater reaches treatment plants serving tens of thousands of residents.

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