Louisiana land loss

Coastal erosion is a fact of life in Louisiana, perhaps because of better flood control. The Mississipi is not carrying as much silt to its mouth. I attended a presentation this morning about coastal restoration. The speaker, Mr. Milling, kindly sent a copy of this map. It was prepared by the U.S. Geological Service, so it’s in the public domain. The red areas are land that has been eroded away from Louisiana since 1932–which was probably the first time the U.S. had an accurate map–and predicted up to 2050.

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