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Dead Zone in Lake Pontchartrain? (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-12-05

Duration: 00:06:48

Subjects: Environment | LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Sikora, Walter Interviewee
  • Givens, Dale Interviewee


This segment from the December 5, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Dr. Walter Sikora, a researcher at the LSU Center for Wetlands Resources. He discusses his discovery of a potential “dead zone” in Lake Pontchartrain and the response of the Department of Natural Resources to his research. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome