A body was found in the Mississippi River in Reserve on Tuesday morning, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Mike Tregre confirmed the body was recovered from near Milepost 137. The deceased person's identity has not yet been determined but an autopsy will be conducted. A crewmember on a tugboat spotted the body in the middle of the river and called the Sheriff's Office about 9:18 a.m., according to Tregre. The discovery comes amid a search for Kori Gauthier, 18, an LSU student from Opelousas who has been missing since Wednesday. Her car was found on the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge last Wednesday. LSU police have been in contact with authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish since the body was found and are planning a meeting, LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard III said late Tuesday morning. He said nothing has been confirmed but an update will be provided later Tuesday. Gauthier's car was found in a salvage yard … [Read more...] about Body found in Mississippi River in St. John the Baptist Parish; LSU police to meet with sheriff
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Denver’s project to ensure at least some water for fish in a 40-mile urban stretch of the South Platte River — even during the winter low-flow months when people practically drain it — is gaining momentum. A fundraising goal has been met to buy space in Chatfield Reservoir, southwest of Denver, to store an “environmental pool” of water – about 500 acre-feet (163 million gallons), Denver Water officials confirmed last week. Starting next year, state aquatic biologists plan to release that water strategically, concentrating on 65 or so low-flow days each year. The South Platte still will be one of the world’s most tightly controlled rivers, unable to be a natural river that meanders through a flood plain moving sediment. But biologists say a dedicated flow for ecological purposes will allow some bending within the engineered channel through metro Denver. Mayor Michael Hancock has declared that all great cities, including Denver, are defined by major waterways. “The South Platte … [Read more...] about Denver’s South Platte River revival gains water for fish during dry times
A drier-than-usual year up north has Baton Rouge-area farmers and communities along the Mississippi River breathing a sigh of relief as the threat of flooding due to high water levels may not be a significant headache this year. The river in Baton Rouge appears to have crested last week at about 38 feet, just over what’s considered a moderate flood stage. The National Weather Service projects waters will gradually continue to fall and could even reach minor flood stages by early next week, even with this week's rains. The overall forecast for this spring follows several recent years of high water, including in 2019 when the river ran high for more than 200 consecutive days, shattering all previous records and extending the high-water season through the summer. But with the possibility of a calmer year thanks to recent dry months in waterways feeding into the Mississippi River, farmers like Ricky Rivet will have some respite from having to fend off encroaching water like he did … [Read more...] about The Mississippi River is running lower in Baton Rouge than past years, but will it last?
An attempt to urge Environment Canterbury (ECan) to undertake an urgent review of South Canterbury rivers has been rejected. Three members of the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (Otop) Water zone committee, Elizabeth McKenzie, Dr Phil Driver and Tom O’Connor, drafted a letter they requested to be sent to ECan and the Canterbury Mayoral Forum calling for an immediate review of flow and allocation regimes for rivers in Otop catchments. The letter was considered at an Otop meeting in Timaru on Monday, but those attending decided it should not be sent. “There was debate and some people would have supported it if it can be sent at a different time,” McKenzie said. “We’ll be revisiting it later.” READ MORE: Ngāi Tahu takes Crown to court for 'rangatiratanga' of its waterways Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora catchment to get better water quality protection Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora water zone to target nitrate hotspots Otop chairwoman Lucy Millar said she did not support the … [Read more...] about Call for urgent review of South Canterbury rivers rejected
New Delhi : On the occasion of the second royal bath of the Maha Kumbh, several devotees took a holy bath in the Ganga river at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar on Monday (April 12, 2021). The holy dip comes amid the COVID-19 scare as the general public has been allowed at the Bramha Kund only till 7 am, post which, the area will be reserved for akharas. Devotees, however, have been allowed to take the holy dip on other ghats. "General public will be allowed here till 7 am. After that, this area will be reserved for akharas. A stampede-like situation may arise if we would try to enforce social distancing at ghats, so we are unable to enforce social distancing here," Kumbh Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal told ANI. WATCH: People take a holy dip in the river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri in #Haridwar , #Uttarakhand . #KumbhMela2021 #KumbhMela pic.twitter.com/rr47xDX1hL — Zee News English (@ZeeNewsEnglish) April 12, 2021 Uttarakhand: People take a holy dip in Ganga river at Har Ki … [Read more...] about Kumbh Mela 2021: Devotees participate in second ‘Shahi Snan’ at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar