Environmental Emergency in DeSoto Parish

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Since July of 2017, the Louisiana Office of Conservation has been engaged in responding to an area of the Wilcox Aquifer in DeSoto Parish with unusually high natural gas levels. New developments have led to a declared environmental emergency in Desoto Parish.

The area of concern currently is south of La. 3015, approximately halfway between Longstreet and Grand Cane.

An investigation led by Louisiana Office of Conservation agents determined that the pressure and elevated levels of natural gas in the Desoto Parish indicates the aquifer there is charged with gas.


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