River diversions can overcome Louisiana’s rapid sinking

An example of land building in a rapidly subsiding area near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Credit: Torbjörn Törnqvist

Two new studies led by former Tulane University doctoral students show the likely benefits of land building by river diversions, despite these deposits initially causing rapid subsidence in coastal Louisiana.

Published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, the papers focus on subsidence in coastal wetlands…

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