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The weekend also includes tall ship sailings on Lake Pontchartrain, though those trips are completely sold out. Tall Ships New Orleans overlaps with NOLA Navy Week, which runs April 19-25, 2018. Navy Week ships that will be open to the public for free tours include the U.S. Navy's USS Kearsarge, ...
After getting a handful of reports that the fish had shown up at the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, we left out of the public launch in Madisonville before sunrise and got on a great bite while most commuters were still driving to work. We fished beautiful water along the northern half of the 24-mile-long bridge.

Both the northbound and southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridges are closed due to severe storms Saturday April 14. (Photo by David ... The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was closed in both directions Saturday morning (April 14) as violent storms moved across southeast Louisiana. Options ...
Brady Skaggs of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation said low winds, sunny days and river water released into the lake during the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway all probably helped the bloom grow quickly, he told the New Orleans Advocate. The spillway was opened as snowmelt ...
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is advising the public to stay away from a harmful algae bloom. That goes for your pets too. The Foundation is keeping a close eye on the bloom that we're told can cause serious health problems for both humans and animals. It's been hard to spot lately because ...

The torrent of nutrient-rich Mississippi River water that officials have diverted into Lake Pontchartrain in recent days to ease pressure on area river levees has also had a less desirable side effect: algae blooms. The blue-green patches have been spotted along the lake's north shore, stretching from ...
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is warning residents of the presence of harmful algae blooms found in Lake Pontchartrain. Algal blooms, or "Harmful Algal Blooms," can be toxic and the LPBF advises the public to keep themselves and their pets away from the blooms. Aerial surveillance ...
That conclusion is based on aerial photographs taken by Patrick Quigley with Gulf Coast Air Photo, and observations by boaters, both of which found a large area of green to blue-green material on the surface of the lake along the North Shore and on both sides of the northern third of the Lake ...
Monday, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation took to the skies to capture aerial shots of algae that has moved in and started growing in Lake Pontchartrain. In the video above, you can see the presence of blue-green algae, or cyanobacterial blooms, near the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's Spring Sweep is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. The event involves volunteers, partners, and sponsors by cleaning curbs, ditches, and storm drains on city streets and rural roadways. Designated areas ...
Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER -- Pelarr Edwards with Boys Hope Girls Hope volunteers to help pick up trash along Lake Pontchartrain during the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's annual Beach Sweep in New Orleans, Saturday September 19, 2015. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's ...
Fresh water from the river is now flowing at a rate of about 192-thousand cubic feet per second through the Spillway into brackish Lake Pontchartrain. Stephen Dematteo ran his crab traps on Monday. He says the cold and dirty river water is pushing crabs out of the lake. "It definitely dropped off right when ...
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has reopened after being shut down temporarily due to severe weather. The Causeway police issued the closure around 11:22 a.m., citing thunderstorms, high winds, crosswinds and poor visibility. Around 11:20 a.m., Causeway officials reported 60 mile per hour winds ...
NORCO, La. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began opening part of a 1930s flood control structure northwest of New Orleans on Thursday to divert water from a rising Mississippi River into nearby Lake Pontchartrain, a move that eases pressure on the city's levees but raises environmental ...
Video provided exclusively to WWL-TV reveals raw sewage has been flowing into Lake Pontchartrain at the city's Municipal Yacht Harbor for months and efforts to stop it so far have been unsuccessful. Residents at the boathouses that line the harbor's edge reported the smell of raw sewage as early as last ...
For the fourth time since 2008, federal officials are opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway, sending cold, fresh Mississippi River water tumbling into the normally brackish Lake Pontchartrain. This year's opening is starting small — beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday — with only eight of the spillway's 350 gates likely ...

Officials with several federal agencies and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation have begun monitoring the environmental effects of opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway to lower water levels on the Mississippi River by moving part of its flow into Lake Pontchartrain. The spillway was opened Thursday ...
Fog restrictions in effect on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Updated February 21, 2018 at 6:59 AM ; Posted February 21, 2018 at 6:58 AM. Traffic restrictions were in effect Wednesday morning (Feb. 21) on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway because of dense fog, officials said. (File, David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The ...
For the past week, he has been monitoring the bloom seen from Slidell in the east, to the Tangipahoa River in the western part of Lake Pontchartrain. The foundation sent up a plane last week and captured images of several square miles of discolored water west of the Causeway. The blooms have also ...
They are historic, they've weathered a lot of storms and it seems like they should be saved. You can visit a museum in New Orleans at the New Basin Canal Lighthouse on the Lakefront. And in Madisonville, there is an extensive display on Louisiana Lighthouses at the Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum.
Fog restrictions in effect on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Posted February 14, 2018 at 7:22 AM. Restrictions were in effect Wednesday (Feb. 14) on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in both directions due to dense fog, authorities said. (File, David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune). Comment. 0 shares. By Carlie ...
Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan includes projects to restore wetlands surrounding the land bridge that separates Lake Pontchartrain from Lake Catherine, and a similar isthmus of swamp and marsh that separates Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas. Late last year, RESTORE The Mississippi River Delta, ...
A 65-year-old man pulled from a vehicle found in Lake Pontchartrain Saturday (Feb. 3) has been identified by the Jefferson Parish Coroner as Anteal Jackson Jr. of New Orleans. The vehicle, a Mazda 5 SUV with a license plate marked for disabled veterans, went into the water at the Bonnabel Boat Launch ...
A 65-year-old man who was removed from a vehicle pulled from Lake Pontchartrain in Metarie was later declared dead Saturday (Feb. 3), authorities said. In a statement sent at 6:03 p.m., Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde said the man was taken to a hospital and "was later ...
The man who crashed over the side of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Wednesday (Jan. 24) has been identified as Christopher Knight of Franklinton. Knight was driving a truck that went over the guard rail on the southbound span sometime before 4 a.m. Wednesday at the 12-mile marker, authorities ...
The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water after the body was recovered in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office marine unit recovered the deceased driver at 5 p.m.. Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:52 a.m. from Causeway ...
A pickup truck driving southbound on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway plunged into the water early Wednesday morning (Jan. 24), according to authorities. The southbound bridge is closed while authorities search for the driver. It's unclear when the bridge will reopen. (Update: Causeway is now open in ...
'Lake Pontchartrain is frozen,'” Macaluso reminisced. “When he said Lake Pontchartrain was frozen, I mean, naturally where am I going?” But the day was Christmas Day 1989. He had two boys under the age of ten, the turkey was in the oven and he announced that he has to go take pictures of the lake.
What will $1.5 million buy you around the New Orleans area? Looking through the real estate listings this week, we found three residences: a contemporary house in Lake Terrace for $1,475,000; a mid-century modern home for $1,450,000 and a 19th-century townhouse in the French Quarter for ...
"Indigenous people figured out that you can come in from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the back bay known as Lake Pontchartrain," says Campanella, " you can take your boats up Bayou St. John, and you can disembark roughly where Bell Street meets Moss Street today, and take that slight topographical ...
Down the Street: Remembering the day Lake Pontchartrain froze. Error loading player: No playable sources found. James Macaluso grabbed his camera and went out the door on Christmas Day nearly 30 years ago to snap a magical moment. Mike Hoss , WWLTV 7:12 PM. CST January 22, 2018. CONNECT TWEET ...
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was closed in both directions, though officials had reopened the right lane of the north-bound span with a speed limit of 45 miles per hour. Just after 3:30 p.m., officials opened the left lane of the southbound span, also with a 45-mph speed limit. +2. See updated closures ...
St. Tammany Parish government to remain closed Thursday. Updated January 17, 2018 at 8:16 PM ; Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:32 PM. A pile of slush sits near the entrance to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune). Comment.
On the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, a single lane northbound and one lane southbound were opened Wednesday afternoon. Officials warned some ice patches remained on the 24-mile spans. They planned to monitor conditions through Thursday morning and close the bridge again if necessary.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway re-opened both spans on Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 17) with traffic restricted to a single lane at 45 mph. The northbound bridge opened around 3 p.m., with the southbound span following suit at about 3:40 p.m. The openings came after crews spent the day removing ice ...
An Entergy outage map shows more than 6,800 customers without power in St. Bernard Parish.Entergy. 11 p.m.. The I-10 Twin Spans over Lake Pontchartrain is closed between U.S. 11 and Oak Harbor Boulevard in Slidell. In New Orleans East, I-10 westbound, from Downman Road to Almonaster Avenue ...
Need to cross the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Tuesday evening (Jan. 16)? Bridge officials recommend you do so before 7 p.m.. Rain/sleet is expected to begin falling on the northern end of the bridge between 3 and 4 p.m., and hit the southern end of the span between 5 and 6 p.m., Causeway ...
Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana: The 23.8 mile-Causeway is the longest bridge in the world running fully across water. From the halfway point of this bridge, you might as well be looking from a boat somewhere in the middle of the ocean. You can't see land in any direction. This is no Golden Gate Bridge.
Freezing temperatures were expected Saturday (Jan. 13) to descend on southeast Louisiana overnight. The low south of Lake Pontchartrain will be at 28 degrees around midnight, and on the North Shore at 23 degrees by Sunday at 4 a.m., the National Weather Service predicted. All parishes north of the ...
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway released video showing a pickup entering a crossover and slamming into the back of a parked Motorist Assistance Patrol truck on Thursday morning (Jan. 11). The crash occurred at 8:26 a.m. when a southbound motorist pulled into a crossover at the 12.5 mile-marker to ...
The committee will provide input to the City Council regarding various alternatives for increasing flood protection in the historic, mixed use community along Lake Pontchartrain. It is expected to begin its work in the coming weeks. Members of the committee are Glen Runyon, Larry Clausen, Karen Gautreaux ...
Southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway closed because of wreck. Updated January 11, 2018 at 10:29 AM ; Posted January 11, 2018 at 8:22 AM. The southbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartain Causeway were closed Thursday morning (Jan. 11) because of a wreck, bridge officials said at 8 a.m. ( NOLA.com | The ...
What do you do when the temperature drops to freezing on the Lakefront? You go swimming, right? Well you do if you're a participant in the New Orleans Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Last year, during a New Year's Day stroll, I stumbled onto the gaggle of amphibious lunatics at the mouth of Bayou St. John ...
The southbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has been reopened, authorities said Thursday (Dec. 28).( Staff archive ). Comment. 0 shares. By Bob Warren · bwarren@nola.com,. NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. The southbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has been reopened, ...
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, looking south towards Metairie. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive)( NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive ). Comment. 0 shares. By Robert Rhoden · rrhoden@nola.com,. NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. The southbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain ...
... 2018 at 1:47 PM ; Posted January 18, 2018 at 1:40 PM. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was covered in ice Wednesday morning, Jan. ... The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway fully opened the northbound span to traffic around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 18). The Causeway was shut down Tuesday night ...
Residents and business owners in the Old Mandeville area, which is separated from Lake Pontchartrain by a relatively short seawall, have complained about frequent street flooding near the lake even when there is no tropical weather in the area. The estimated cost of the various options ranged from $13 ...
New Orleans Police say a man and a pregnant woman died in a crash this morning at the foot of the Hwy. 11 bridge over Lake Pontchartrain. "At about 9:12 a.m., Traffic Unit officers responded to a call of a vehicle accident at the location," police said in a statement. "Upon arrival, officers discovered a crash ...
Motorists were not being allowed to ride motorcycles over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Saturday night (Dec. 2) because of dense fog, according to the New Orleans Department of Transportation and Development. The department tweeted about the restrictions about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, which are ...


 

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