What’s next for the Shreveport River?
— The Shreveports River is currently undergoing a review by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LEQ), which could take several weeks or longer to complete.
The river is the largest body of water in the Mississippi River Basin and the largest reservoir in the United States.
A spokesperson for the DEQ told MTV News that the review is expected to take several months.
“The DEQ will provide updates as necessary, but is currently waiting for the results of a third round of testing,” said the spokesperson.
“The first round of tests was done in January, and results were released in early March.
The second round of data was completed in April and is now in the process of being analyzed by LEQ.”
“It’s important that the public has confidence in the results so they can make decisions about how to proceed with development projects, such as the development of a dam, the proposed addition of a levee, or other major infrastructure projects,” the spokesperson added.
In the meantime, the Shrekville community remains on high alert.
There are also concerns about the impact of the algae bloom on the water quality in the Shremport River.
It has been reported that water quality has been deteriorating in Shreve, but it is unclear if this is related to the algae outbreak.
Some local residents are urging residents to stay home and avoid swimming in the river because it is believed to be unhealthy.