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Pic of the week: Big snow for the Big Easy

Washington Post

Date: 12/15/2017 10:54:00 AM

NOPE. Believe it or not, this photo was taken over extreme southern Louisiana, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, not too far from New Orleans! Officially, New Orleans picked up a trace of snow last Friday from the historic southern snowstorm a week

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Environmental groups sound alarm about Baton Rouge’s ‘inadequate’ flood risk response

Baton Rouge Business Report

Date: 12/15/2017 8:35:00 AM

The group includes two chapters of the Sierra Club, along with the Gulf Restoration Network, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper. Drainage and flood risk have become points of

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Resumes sought for Mandeville flood study panel

The Times-Picayune

Date: 12/15/2017 5:59:00 AM

Residents and business owners in the Old Mandeville area, which is separated from Lake Pontchartrain by a relatively short seawall, have complained about frequent street flooding near the lake even when there is no tropical weather in the area. The popular

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For American cities in 2017, flood, fire and volatility became the new normal

Los Angeles Times

Date: 12/14/2017 11:00:00 PM

Beginning with the invention of a new pump in 1913 that made it possible to drain the swampy neighborhoods between the heart of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, the city built aggressively in long-empty terrain. It made its housing stock absurdly

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Ride a steam train with Santa this weekend


Date: 12/14/2017 12:22:00 PM

Rail transportation has been part of New Orleans’ history since the Pontchartrain Rail Road began carrying passengers between the Faubourg Marigny and Lake Pontchartrain in 1831. There are many opportunities to ride the rails today on streetcars and

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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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