Louisiana's lake pontchartrain causeway is one of the world's longest drives over a body of water and is an absolute must-drive when you visit new orleans although the lake was named after louis phélypeaux, comte de pontchartrain in 1699, it was his son jérôme who vociferously championed the exploration, settlement and development of louisiana.
The lake pontchartrain basin foundation is collecting water samples for analysis of several water quality parameters, including fecal coliform bacteria levels, salinity, turbidity, temperature and dissolved oxygen at 10 sites. Abstract: lake pontchartrain, louisiana, is a 1,630 km2 shallow brackish lagoon with a mean salinity from 12% in the west to 54% in the east the construction of a 120 km long deep-water.
Moratorium on oil and gas leasing in lake pontchartrain: an analysis january 2010 the lake pontchartrain basin foundation was created by an act of the louisiana state. Heading north on lake pontchartrain causeway the original causeway was a two-lane span, measuring 2386 miles (3840 km) in length it opened in 1956 at a cost of $46 million. The scope of this survey will be restricted to marinas on the north shore of lake pontchartrain this area has a large concentration of marinas and boat slips and has a rapidly growing population in addition, three large marinas on the south shore of lake pontchartrain in new orleans will be analyzed.
Lake pontchartrain in jefferson parish, la is the largest inland body of water in louisiana it covers an area of 630 square miles.
Lake pontchartrain, louisiana is a 1,630 km2 shallow brackish lagoon with a mean salinity from 12‰ in the west to 54‰ in the east, the construction of a 120 km long deep-water connection.
In descending order of area, the lake is located in parts of six louisiana parishes: st tammany, orleans, jefferson, st john the baptist, st charles, and tangipahoa the water boundaries were defined in 1979 (see list of parishes in louisiana. The pontchartrain-maurepas surge consortium (pmsc) was founded in 2015 through the lake pontchartrain basin foundation’s (lpbf) coastal sustainability program to facilitate a regional approach to storm surge risk management for the coastal communities along lakes pontchartrain and maurepas.