March 16 - Ecosystem Design: Approaches to Restoring More Resilient Deltaic Coasts

Mar 16, 2017

When La Salle reached the mouth of the Mississippi in 1682 and claimed for France all of the land drained by that river and its tributaries, naming it Louisiana, the Mississippi Delta was in full swing. A couple of centuries later however, we are dealing with the compromises inherent with change, population and industry that have limited the once natural building effect of the Mighty Mississippi. Still hope exists through ideas and projects that can or may harness some aspects of the Mississippi River as well as other waterways in the rebuilding of segments of our coast. ..