A mini-Mississippi river may help save Louisiana’s vanishing coast

A mini-Mississippi river may help save Louisiana’s vanishing coast

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Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation, Louisiana. Photo source: ©© United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS)

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A scale model of a bend in the river in Louisiana, painstakingly recreated at 1/65th scale, right down to the simulated sand.

The model is one of the most striking parts of an ambitious project to rebuild Louisiana’s vanishing coast, which is rapidly being lost to rising seas and sinking land. Engineers want to be sure their design for a river “diversion” — an enormous mechanism for restoring eroded wetlands — will work…

Read Full Article, The NYT (02-25-2020)

New model could help rebuild eroding lands in coastal Louisiana; Science Daily (05-07-2018)
As coastal lands in Louisiana erode, researchers, environmentalists and engineers are all searching for ways to preserve the marsh coastline…

Rising water is swallowing up the Louisiana coastline: the $50 billion battle plan; CBS News (01-18-2017)
The geography of the Louisiana coastline is quickly changing. A state-commissioned report predicts rising water could swallow more land along the Gulf of Mexico, if nothing is done to address damage caused by climate change and commercial activity. A new master plan of 2017 calls for an investment of more than $50 billion over 50 years…

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