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Water-quality, bed-sediment, and discharge data for the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and adjacent waterways, southeastern Louisiana, August 2008 through December 2009

Open-File Report 2012-1056

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Program
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Abstract

The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet navigation channel (MRGO) was constructed in the early 1960s to provide a safer and shorter route between the Gulf of Mexico and the Port of New Orleans for deep-draft, ocean-going vessels and to promote the economic development of the Port of New Orleans. In 2006, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed a plan to de-authorize the MRGO. The plan called for a rock barrier to be constructed across the MRGO near Bayou La Loutre. In 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Program began a study to document the impacts of the rock barrier on water-quality and flow before, during, and after its construction. Water-quality, bed-sediment, and discharge data were collected in the MRGO and adjacent water bodies from August 2008 through December 2009.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-quality, bed-sediment, and discharge data for the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and adjacent waterways, southeastern Louisiana, August 2008 through December 2009
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1056
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Louisiana Water Science Center
Description:
vi, 52 p.
Time Range Start:
2008-08-01
Time Range End:
2009-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana
City:
Hopedale;Michoud;New Orleans;Violet;Yscloskey
Other Geospatial:
Breton Sound;Lake Borgne;Lake Pontchartrain;Mississippi River-gulf Outlet;Violet Canal
Online Only (Y/N):
Y