Louisiana Coastline Endangered

Seal of Louisiana.A new study by geologists Harry Roberts and Michael Blum recently published in Nature Geoscience claims that between 2000 and 2100, the combined effects of sinking land and rising sea-levels will create the loss of as much as 13,500 square kilometers along Louisiana’s coast — about 10 percent of the total area of Louisiana.  Gages near the tip of the Mississippi Delta show the land there sinking by as much as 8 mm per year.  Combined with rising sea-levels of approximately 3 mm per year, this spells certain problems for Louisiana’s coast.  Additionally, if this research is correct, it is likely that restoration efforts in wetlands and barrier islands would be a lost cause because the coastline as a whole is unsustainable.  For more on this study, see ScienceNews.

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