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New water level and weather sensors on Lake Pontchartrain will provide additional data to improve storm surge warnings for the western portion of the lake. The new real-time data will allow local officials to improve emergency response and evacuation planning in an area that is extremely vulnerable to surge and had significant storm surge during Hurricane Isaac in 2012.
NOAA has awarded nearly $1.4 million to groups across the U.S. to remove marine debris from their communities. This is the ninth year of this annual grant competition, and over that time, the program has distributed more than $10.5 million for removal projects.
NOAA announced today 12 new research grants totalling nearly $2.1 million that will go to organizations from around the country seeking to address harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia, two of the most scientifically complex and economically damaging coastal issues.