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Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:24:11 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Diverting Sediment-rich Water Below New Orleans Could Lead to Extensive New Land
Diverting Sediment-rich Water Below New Orleans Could Lead to Extensive New Land
Diverting sediment-rich water from the Mississippi River below New Orleans could generate new land in the river's delta in the next century.
The land would equal almost half the acreage otherwise expected to disappear during that period, a new study shows.
For decades, sea-level rise, land subsidence, and a decrease in river sediment have caused vast swaths of the Mississippi Delta to vanish into the sea.
The anticipated build-up of new land in a portion of the delta, as ...
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