TITLE

The vanishing bayou

AUTHOR(S)
Woodard, Colin
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;2/18/99, Vol. 91 Issue 57, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
1548193

 

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