Pearl River named one of 10 most endangered U.S. rivers

April 7, 2015 11:54 PM

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Pearl River named one of 10 most endangered U.S. rivers

PEARL RIVER, La. - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tour has been using the Pearl River and its tributaries to show off what Louisiana's made of for more than 30 years.

But owner Paul Trahan is worried the proposed Rankin-Hinds dam and lake project, addressing flooding in Jackson, Miss., could harm the environment here by dropping water levels and allowing salt water to move upstream. That, in turn, could affect the local river-based tour and seafood economy.

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