The vanishing bayou

Woodard, Colin
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/18/99, Vol. 91 Issue 57, p15
Explains that the marshes of southern Louisiana are vanishing due to levees constructed on the Mississippi River. Number of Louisiana towns which may be underwater by 2050; Changes in the Mississippi River watershed; Sediment deposition in Louisiana; Impact of levees on marsh plants; Problems caused by the oil and gas industry; Economic impact of the marsh loss; Vulnerabilities of the City of New Orleans; Response of the government.


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