Office of Coastal Management

Rainwater Blues

"Rainwater Blues" Educational Video developed by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management's Interagency Affairs Program.

Today Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution remains the Nation’s largest source of water quality problems. It is the reason that approximately 40% of our rivers, lakes and estuaries are not clean enough to meet basic uses such as fishing or swimming. NPS pollution is the leading source of our Nation’s water impairment.

Nonpoint source pollution, unlike pollution from industry, comes from everyone and everywhere. Rainfall picks up and carries natural and man-made pollutants and deposits them into our lakes, rivers, bayous, wetlands, estuaries and even our drinking water supplies.

The most common NPS pollutants are sediments (soils) and nutrients (like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus), and chemicals (like pesticides, oils, metal, and herbicides), from activities such as forestry, agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, marinas and recreational boating, and hydromodification.

To order your free "Rainwater Blues" educational video contact:

617 North Third Street
P.O. Box 44487
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(800) 267.4019 Voice 225.342.0861

Fax 225.342.9439
Please let us know if you want the 15 minute or 30 minute version. Ranwater Blues is now available in DVD format!

Rainwater Blues was written by Gregory J. DuCote, former Coastal Scientist Manager. Lyrics and theme song by Matt Sevier.