Bold Plan Proposed to Save Coastal Louisiana

Posted In Erosion, News, Sea Level Rise

Grand Bayou, land loss. Photo source: ©© eustatic


A $50 billion, 50-year proposal aspires to stop coastal land loss in Louisiana, build new levee systems to protect cities and even begin to slowly reverse the trend of eroding marsh that has turned the entire southern portion of the state into one of the nation’s most vulnerable regions to sea level rise…

Since the 1930s, the state’s coast has lost about 1,900 square miles, an area larger than Rhode Island. Louisiana’s delta, created by the Mississippi River, has been falling apart because of levees on the Mississippi, oil drilling and other causes…

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