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Engineer Garret Dunn works on the Mississippi model at the entrance to the sediment diversion structure. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Engineer Garret Dunn works on the Mississippi model at the entrance to the sediment diversion structure. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The coastal communities around New Orleans are threatened by sea-level rise.

But Louisiana has a plan to address the problem: reroute the Mississippi River and use its mud to restore wetlands that buffer the coast against storms and flooding.

WBUR's Jesse Remedios tells us that the plan's success depends, in part, on a Massachusetts-based research lab.

This segment aired on May 28, 2021.

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Jesse Remedios Twitter Boston University Fellow
Jesse is one of WBUR's 2021 Boston University fellows, and is reporting on the environment as part of the Earthwhile team.

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