Losing Louisiana

Number 23897
Subject Natural Disaster
Source Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
State NO
Year 2009
Publication Date 12/14/2008
Summary The Times-Picayune found that over the next 100 years the natural sinking of soft marsh soils could result in making New Orleans an island. Hundreds of miles of Louisiana coastline would be wiped out and sea-level will rise over time as the soil falls.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 20
Keywords flooding; marshes; delta; Mississippi River; Hurricane Katrina; wetland; sediment;
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