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The Rising Mississippi River (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-03-22

Duration: 00:06:22

Subjects: MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Economy | Environment


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Gray, Tyler Interviewee
  • Blanchet, Harry Interviewee


This segment from the March 22, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the economic and environmental impacts of the high Mississippi River levels. Moreau reports that the Mississippi River is currently at 44 feet in Baton Rouge. He interviews Tyler Gray, the president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, and Harry Blanchet, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.