Louisiana Wetlands Crisis

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Costal wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate, especially in Louisiana, the problem is most of the society does not realize the magnitude of this disaster and the true value of these precious wetlands. Louisiana is a very young and fragile state. Louisiana has always relied on the nutrient rich deposits from the Mississippi River to build up the land. For thousands of years, the Mississippi River periodically changed its course, swerving and snaking around, building new grounds in Louisiana one delta at a time. The erosional forces of the Gulf and number of annual hurricanes would trash and deteriorate Louisiana’s coastline, but the Mississippi River would come in and save the day by replenishing the land losses. This natural process

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