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Lake Pontchartrain bull shark revisits research team that released it three weeks ago

The Times-Picayune

Date: 7/22/2016 3:32:00 PM

Dime-store philosophy says that if you love something, you should set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours. If it doesn't, it never was. There's a certain shark swimming in Lake Pontchartrain right now that is definitely Ashley Ferguson's

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While Louisiana loses coastline, St. Charles gained 9 acres

Herald Guide

Date: 7/22/2016 9:47:00 AM

It is hard-won ground gained through the parish’s West Lake Pontchartrain Shoreline Project completed last year. “Any additional acreage in southeastern Louisiana is good news,” said Earl Matherne, planning administrator with the parish’s Planning

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Lake Pontchartrain again loaded with jack crevalle

The Times-Picayune

Date: 7/22/2016

The jacks are back. When Chas Champagne was a teen-ager, he and his buddies would terrorize the speckled trout population of Lake Pontchartrain, but they almost never ran across jack crevalle. That's changed recently. "I don't remember them ever so thick

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Kenner officials say economic development is picking up


Date: 7/21/2016 5:13:00 PM

Near Lake Pontchartrain on Williams Boulevard, construction is well underway on a Planet Fitness, while a developer’s idea for upscale condos is not off the ground. "He is still interested and we're meeting his challenges because that's a big project for

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Speakers question proposed Causeway toll increase

Daily Comet

Date: 7/21/2016 6:39:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Citizens filled the St. Tammany Parish Council chambers and listened as Lake Pontchartrain Causeway officials explained in detail a proposal to increase tolls to fund $103 million in safety improvements on the 24-mile bridge

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• Surface Area: 630 Acres
• Length: 41 Miles
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana in the United States. It covers an area of 630 square miles with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet. Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about 40 miles from west to east and 24 miles from south to north.
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