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The Bonnet Carré Spillway in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. When the Mississippi River begins to flood, engineers open the gate shown above, allowing water to flow to nearby Lake Pontchartrain. Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

How Rain in the Midwest Devastated Oyster Farmers in the Gulf

This story was produced in collaboration with PBS News Hour. Debbie Fountain and her husband are oyster farmers in Biloxi, Mississippi. They are part of a new wave of shellfish farmers looking to feed the growing demand for seafood while also helping to preserve nature. “I feel a stewardship, you know. We’re doing something that’s renewable,”READ MORE