Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana
BATON ROUGE (May 26, 2010) - The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.
Note: The information in this report has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.
St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Breton Sound
Sighting: Oil sighted at Lake Washington at Barataria Bay
Sighting: Tar balls are being sighted as far north as Port Fourchon
Sighting: Oil reaching into the marsh near the mouth of the Houma Navigational Canal.
Sighting: Oil sighted, Timbalier Island
Sighting: 10-12 feet of marsh impacted by oil in Lake Chene in Barataria Island