Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

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Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

New Orleans, LA

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Louisiana has lost 1.2 million acres of land since the 1930s, exposing communities to increased risk of flooding and threatening wildlife habitat and industries. The state is losing a football field of land every 100 minutes, and without action, Louisiana is projected to lose an additional 2,250 square miles – the equivalent of 33 Washington, D.C.s – over the next 50 years. Coastal Louisiana suffers from some of the highest rates of sea level rise and land loss in the nation, further exacerbated by storm and hurricane events. One quarter of the country’s waterborne commerce moves through Louisiana ports. Wetlands loss risks coastal fisheries and a third of the nation’s domestic oil production.

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