Atchafalaya River


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A·tchaf·a·lay·a River

 (ə-chăf′ə-lī′ə)
A river, about 270 km (170 mi) long, of south-central Louisiana formed near the confluence of the Red and Mississippi Rivers and flowing south into Atchafalaya Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.
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PK) provided an update today on the impact of the rising waters of the Mississippi River and the Atchafalaya River on its operations.
The combination of PDO, AMO, and NAO and the coupling of AMO and NAO phases were found to be important drivers of long-term flows in the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River and in the Pearl River and Pascagoula River, respectively (Sanchez-Rubio et al.
Louisiana legislators in a small flotilla of boats wound its way down the Sabine River, across the Gulf of Mexico, up the Atchafalaya River and finally up the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge in 1960 with one goal in mind: convince newly elected Gov.
Over the past five years, the Environmental Protection Agency has made little progress on reducing the size of the annual "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, a shortcoming that could be addressed by a better system to monitor and track progress in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus discharges in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins, according to a new report by EPA's Office of the Inspector General (IG).
An exception is the Vermilion Bay area, where copious outflows of freshwater from the Atchafalaya River push mesohaline conditions beyond the coastline, and where oysters extend onto the shallow continental shelf (Price 1954).
scovelli in Lake Saint John, an oxbow of the Mississippi River near Ferriday, Louisiana, but could not confirm that this was a self-sustaining population because the larvae born in his freshwater aquarium died and he reported a possible route to enter the lake when flood events connect the lake to the Atchafalaya River via some small creeks.
The refinery, located on the Atchafalaya river with direct access to the Colonial products pipeline and the Exxon crude system and services markets in the Southern and Eastern US, produces gasoline, diesel fuels, petrochemicals and heavy products.
The Morganza floodgates send Mississippi River water down a 30-kilometer spillway and into the Atchafalaya River.
Arrival at the Atchafalaya River is imminent, though the southward flow of water in the floodway has been slower than projections.
The action could inundate some 3,000 square miles of low-lying swamp and cropland in the Atchafalaya River basin in up to 20 feet of water for several weeks, but spare Louisiana's two largest cities from flooding.
Its executive summary states, "[R]estoring sustainability to the coastal landscape is a priority [requiring] diversions of Mississippi and Atchafalaya River water.
Of course, without levees New Orleans would have endured regular inundations and the river likely would have abandoned its current channel in favor of the Atchafalaya River.