Bonnet Carre Spillway still open

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The Bonnet Carre Spillway opening is being largely blamed for the massive algae bloom that has spread across the Coast waters.

It’s just one of the spillover effects from the record-breaking number of days the Louisiana spillway has been opened, continually gushing trillions of gallons of freshwater into the Mississippi Sound, killing marine life and driving down business for those who make a living on the water.

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The state’s top leaders, including the governor, attorney general, and leaders with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have continually called on decision makers to address this problem with the spillway’s opening and have asked for a seat at the table when it comes to deciding when to open and close the Bonnet Carre Spillway, efforts so far in vain.

DMR leaders, scientists, and workers with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will be on hand next Tuesday at a public meeting to address the effects of the spillway in our area.

Everyone is invited to come out and weigh in on the matter. The meeting will take place Tuesday, July 23rd at the St. Martin Community Center on Lemoyne Boulevard from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.