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PHOTO RELEASE: State of Louisiana Releases Pictures from Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion, Chandeleur Island

BATON ROUGE (May 10, 2010) - Louisiana's Joint Information Center Monday released photos from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of the Davis Pond freshwater diversion and from the Department of Environmental Quality of oil hitting Louisiana's coastline at the Chandeleur Islands.

To download pictures of from the Department of Environmental Quality's Scientists who observed oil reaching Louisiana's coast while they were visiting the Chandeleur Islands Sunday, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep/sets/72157624035094576/

To download pictures from the Coastal Protection and Restoration of Davis Pond freshwater diversion in St. Charles Parish, which was opened to full capacity Monday, to help minimize the potential impact of oil on sensitive marshes and estuaries in the northern Barataria Basin, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep/sets/72157623911059499/

The JIC posts state photos from Louisiana's response to the oil spill on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep. Current sets include response operations from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, diversions from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and projected trajectories from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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