Saltwater pushing into Mississippi River could compromise Louisiana drinking water

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2023
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The Mississippi River is facing a crisis of saltwater making its way up the waterway from the Gulf of Mexico. Drinking water in some parts of Louisiana is facing a risk from the salt water, resulting in the Bayou State’s Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) saying he is only a number of days away from asking for an emergency declaration from the federal government, according to The Associated Press. The river is also experiencing a drought. “Unfortunately, we just haven’t had the relief from dry conditions … so that (saltwater)...

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