By John W. Day, G. Paul Kemp, Angelina M. Freeman, David P. Muth
Human affects and rising mega-trends resembling weather swap and effort shortage will impression typical source administration during this century. this is often very true for deltas due to their ecological and monetary value and their sensitivity to weather swap. The Mississippi delta is among the biggest on the earth and has been strongly impacted through human actions. at present there's an formidable plan for recovery of the delta. This booklet, by way of a renown workforce of delta specialists, offers an summary of the demanding situations dealing with the delta and charts - a fashion ahead to sustainable management.
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Doctor of Philosophy: Louisiana State University, p 414 Gagliano SM, Kemp EB, Wicker KM, Wiltenmuth KS (2003) Active geological faults and land change in southeastern Louisiana. , Baton Rouge Howes NC, FitzGerald DM, Hughes ZJ, Georgiou IY, Kulp MA, Miner MD, Smith JM, Barras JA (2010) Hurricane-induced failure of low salinity wetlands. Proc Natl Acad Sci 107(32):14014–14019 Kim W, Mohrig D, Twilley R, Paola C, Parker G (2009) Is it feasible to build new land in the Mississippi River Delta? EOS Trans AGU 90(42):373–374 Kuecher GJ, Roberts HH, Thompson MD, Matthews I (2001) Evidence for active growth faulting in the Terrebonne delta plain; south Louisiana: implications for wetland loss and the vertical migration of petroleum.
Most of these wetlands are in a highly degraded state and declining rapidly; levees will make restoration much more difficult. The placement of levees is critical both for flood protection and for wetland health. Wetlands behind levees are threatened. Wetlands not only require interchange of water and nutrients, they need sedimentary inputs (McKee and Cherry 2009; Turner et al. 2007). Cutting wetlands off from the riverine inputs with levees is an extremely destructive but routine case, but storm related deposition is also critical for longer term sustainability of estuarine wetlands located far from riverine input (Freeman 2010).
7 and 8) (Dokka 2006; Gagliano et al. 2003; Kuecher et al. 2001). It should also be understood that very little of the sediment reaching the lower river is accreted there. The Bird’s Foot was perched in comparatively deep water when Europeans arrived, and every channel project undertaken for the last 300 years has pushed the river’s mouth into deeper water. Deposition into deeper water requires more sediment on the vertical axis. But it also means that less can be captured, because finer sediments, the clays that built most of the delta, are transported far from the depositional environment (Roberts et al.
Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: The Once and Future Delta by John W. Day, G. Paul Kemp, Angelina M. Freeman, David P. Muth