Tow boat and barge on Mississippi River near New Orleans.

Saltwater intrusion creates drinking water emergency for southeast Louisiana

BY: - September 25, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — The historic drought currently baking Louisiana has created an emergency for areas in the southeastern part of the state that depend on the Mississippi River for their drinking water. The flow of saltwater upriver from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach New Orleans in exactly a month and has already […]