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Water Hyacinth in the Atchafalaya Basin (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-06-04

Duration: 00:10:39

Subjects: Water hyacinth | Invasive species | ATCHAFALAYA BASIN | Environment | Nature


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Binning, Earl Interviewee
  • Condrey, Richard E. Interviewee


This segment from the June 4, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the impact of the water hyacinth, an invasive species, on the Atchafalaya Basin. Her report also touches on the ecological history of the Atchafalaya Basin. She interviews Earl Binning, a swamp guide, and Richard E. Condrey, a coastal biologist. Host: Robert Collins