Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program Strategies and Scenarios Workplan

Author(s): Non-Water Institute authors: Carole Parsons, Alaina Grace, Mandy Green, Brian Lezina. Water Institute authors: P.Soupy Dalyander, Michael D. Miner, Jason Curole, Maricel Beltran-Burgos, Nick Howes.

This report summarizes a workplan to evaluate how various high-level strategies for managing water and sediment in the Lowermost Mississippi River (LMR) would potentially impact stakeholder concerns over the next 50 to 100 years. The evaluation framework would allow the intended and unintended consequences of these “what-if” strategies to be considered to help identify what changes in river management might warrant more detailed analyses. This work was conducted in support of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program (LMRMP).