Climate change impacts on surface water and groundwater recharge of southwestern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana

Ehsan Beigi and Frank T.-C. Tsai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Louisiana State University E-mail: ebeigi3@lsu.edu; ftsai@lsu.edu;   This study conducts uncertainty analysis on future region-scale hydrologic projections under the uncertain climate change projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment…

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Impact of Microalgae/Cyanobacteria Co-culture on Sugar Mill Effluents

Jacob Foy, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808: jfoy3@tigers.lsu.edu, Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808: mgutie5@lsu.edu   The search for alternative sustainable fuel sources has led to microalgae, an eco-friendly candidate that has low impact on…

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Sediment sluicing at LSU University Lake – A proposal for combating urban lake siltation and nutrient enrichment

Jun Xu School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA yjxu@lsu.edu   Abstract                                                                                                  Many urban lakes are faced with the twin problems of siltation and nutrient enrichment from the runoff of the watersheds. The accumulation of soil and organic particles can exacerbate internal release of nutrients, leading…

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Causes and Effects of Late Holocene Subsidence on the Pierre Part distributary complex Ascension and Assumption parishes, Louisiana

Paul V. Heinrich Louisiana Geological Survey, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803   Within Assumption and Ascension parishes, Louisiana, the Late Holocene Pierre Part Distributary System exhibits anomalous anastomosing distributaries that originate from a formally active area of crevassing along Bayou Lafourche. These distributaries converge downstream back into a…

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Integrating Social and Environmental Data in a Georeferenced Surface Water Use-Availability Model

Whitney P. Broussard III, Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504: wbroussard @louisiana.edu; Jian Chen, Informatics Research Institute, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504: jchen@louisiana.edu; Fabiane B. Santos, School of Geosciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504: fbs8852@louisiana.edu; Emad…

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Effects of a Vegetation Model in Hydrodynamic Simulations of Calcasieu Lake and Surrounding

Pawan Kumar Yadav Department of Chemical, Civil,and Mechanical Engineering McNeese State University Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA msu-pyadav@student.mcneese.edu; Sandesh Thapa Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering McNeese State University Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Email: msu-sthapa2@student.mcneese.edu; Xiao Han Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering McNeese State University Lake Charles, Louisiana,…

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Assessing The Efficiency Of Alternative Best Management Practices To Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution In The Saline Bayou Watershed, Louisiana

Bijay Kumar Pokhrel Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Email bpokhr1@tigers.lsu.edu; and Krishna P.Paudel Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA kpaudel@agcenter.lsu.edu   Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is one of the major sources of water pollution in the United States. Pollution from agriculture sources primarily from fertilizer and manure applications has…

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GIS Analysis of Lake Pontchartrain Water Quality before and After the Bonnet Carré Spillway Opening in 2011

Adebayo Segun (sadebay@tulane.edu), Reda Amer (ramer1@tulane.edu) Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Tulane University 6823 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118   This study focuses on the application of GIS analysis of Lake Pontchartrain’s water quality data through 2011, with emphasis on temporal and spatial changes as well as…

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