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Mississippi River Delta
Check out above link for good information)
Another good resource w/maps and pdfs:
Louisiana Coastal Area
|Acadiana Bays Reef Restoration Feasibility Study||03-01-10|
|CWPPRA Overview & Integration||03-01-10|
|Chief of Engineers Report||03-01-10|
|Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (BUDMAT)||03-01-10|
|Frequently Asked Questions||02-11-10|
|Land Change Maps||02-05-10|
|LCA Final Near-Term Study Report, Nov. 2004||02-01-10|
|LCA Program Fact Sheet April 2012||464 KB||04-06-12||LCA Program Fact Sheet April 2012|
I want to point out that one little sinkhole in Louisiana is not causing Louisiana to sink. Rather, it is Louisiana sinking causing the effects seen at the sinkhole. Louisiana will continue to sink regardless of anything else. No One can stop it. No One can fix it. No One can continue to live there anymore. We must all move or sink.
Aside from the obvious drowning if you choose to go down with your house, there are (at least) 2 Urgent Problems:
1) All the poisons injected in the ground by the Oil Companies (All of them, not just Texas Brine) will Kill You. Butane and other gases Could Blow Up at any time. Nuclear waste and other chemicals are hitting the air and the water/food supply.
As we learned above, the Oil Companies dug out all the canals, drilled all the wells and forever ALTERED the Eco-System of the Mississippi River Delta.
This is a Human Created Disaster that cannot be fixed.
2) The other major problem is the Methane Hydrate melting into Methane Gas and rising to the surface as the ground sinks. This Gas is Lethal. We must all get away from this event occurring now.
(Above reflects my opinion only).
For those of You not familiar with the area, I have selected great You Tube Videos to give You a visual tour of the area. You will see the beautiful birds and plants that once called the Delta Home. This is a terrible loss for the whole World.
In spite of the well-intentioned programs to restore the Delta, they will fail after the ice melt.
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time.
Love to All. Move away from the Coasts.
Of Course, one more great performance:
This file is in the public domain because it was created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted". (NASA copyright policy page or JPL Image Use Policy)
- image source: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/HPDOCS/misr/misr_html/miss_delta_2views.html
- inset source: http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/pdf/precip/pageprecip_la3.pdf
For Anyone desiring more knowledge of the current situation at the sinkhole, here is an Update: