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Mississippi River Saltwater Intrusion Threatens Drinking Water, New Orleans Declares Emergency

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2023
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A mass of saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico is forcing its way up the drought-stricken Mississippi River, threatening drinking water supplies for some 900,000 Louisiana residents and leaving officials scrambling to mitigate the impacts of the intrusion. “This is a very challenging situation, where salt water is intruding upstream,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a Friday press conference, alongside state and local leaders, emergency officials, and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Edwards, a Democrat, said that the Army Corps of Engineers has been...

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