Saltwater Intrusion Updates

Please be advised that we are closely monitoring the impact of the increased potential for saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico into the Mississippi River. At this time, there are many unknowns related to the timing as to when this will occur and the possible duration of its impact. However, the Army Corps of Engineers is estimating saltwater exposure to the New Orleans area in mid to late October.

While the exact date of the intrusion is unknown, the College is responding proactively. To that end, members of the Executive Team and I have been in communication with local and state officials to gain an understanding of the potential risk to the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. The College has already begun to take precautionary measures and developing plans to address any scenario that develops. As new information becomes available, the College will be shared on this webpage. Please check this page regularly for the latest updates. 

Additionally, if you have not already done so, please register now for Delgado Alert so that important information can be provided directly to you in times of emergency. Delgado Alert is reserved exclusively to communicate critical details that you need to know when there are College closures or other interruptions in operations or services due to weather conditions, issues with facilities, or other unforeseen circumstances. Messages will be sent from either Delgado Communications and Marketing or Campus Police. If you have already registered, log on to Delgado Alert now and make certain your registration is still active. Re-registration is required periodically. Please note that the Delgado Alert emergency notification system is separate and independent of Delgado’s username and password authentication for Delgado email and LoLA (Delgado’s online business portal). 

Rest assured that the safety of our faculty, staff, and students remains a top priority, and we will continue to update you as more information becomes available.


Overview from the Army Corps of Engineers

FAQs from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

Latest updates from NOLA Ready