River Diversions for Louisiana Restoration to Require Sediments (USA)

River Diversions for Restoring Louisiana Wetlands to Require Sediments

An independent technical panel reported March 11, 2013, in a newly concluded study, that existing Mississippi River freshwater diversions have not slowed the ongoing loss of Louisiana’s wetlands.

That restoration of Louisiana wetlands may only be possible through significant inputs of sediment via large scale sediment diversions.

The panel was organized by NOAA and the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Office in 2011.

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Press Release, March 12, 2013