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Mapping shoreline activity in Louisiana

By Jeremy Alford

There?s an adage among geographers that you can?t manage the landscape without measuring it first. That?s true of Louisiana?s coastal wetlands, which bear the brunt of 90 percent of the land loss suffered by the continental U.S.

It was with that in mind that the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette produced an unprecedented, multi-layered topography system that not only accurately depicts Louisiana?s coast but also shows 78 years? worth of shoreline activity.? [ Read more ]

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