The Bonnet Carre Spillway opening is being largely blamed for the massive algae bloom that has spread across our 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 fresh water into the Mississippi Sound — killing marine life and driving down business for those who make a living on our coastal waters.
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 Equality will be on hand next Tuesday at a public meeting to address the effects of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in our area.
Everyone is invited to come out and weigh in on the matter.
It’s set for next Tuesday, July 23rd at the St. Martin Community Center on Lemoyne Boulevard from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
We’ll keep you posted as this story continues to develop.