Topographic Map Showing Louisiana Risks from Sea Level Rise

State of Louisiana—Highlighting Low-Lying Areas Derived from USGS Digital Elevation Data (large file) In support of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) disaster preparedness efforts, this map depicts a color shaded relief representation highlighting the State of Louisiana and depicts the surrounding areas…

Executive Order: Taking Action to Protect Communities and Reduce the Cost of Future Flood Disasters

Original Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Protect Communities and Reduce the Cost of Future Flood Disasters For the Executive Order: https://www.fema.gov/floodplain-management-ffrms For the flood-risk reduction standard,   https://www.fema.gov/floodplain-management-ffrms EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503 FOR…

Land Area Changes in Coastal Louisiana After the 2005 Hurricanes: A Series of Three Maps

Moderator – Katrina demonstrated that a hurricane can destroy newly created delta land, undermining the notion that this land can protect against hurricane surge. It also shows that even the best case for land building – Wax Lake and mouth…

Hurricane Camille

Environmental Science Services Administration, Hurricane Camille: A Report to the Administrator, (Washington, DC: 1969) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, After Action Report: Hurricane Camille, 17–18 August 1969 (Mobile, AL: 1969)  

Video – Faults and the Mississippi Delta — Rethinking Coastal Restoration

Faults and the Mississippi Delta — Rethinking Coastal Restoration This is a 80 minute video of a presentation on the geology of the Mississippi Delta that was presented in a class at the LSU Law School. The speaked is Chris…

Faulting and Tectonic Subsidence on the Louisiana Coast – Goose Point

Haggar, K. S., 2014, Coastal land loss and landscape level plant community succession: An expected result of natural tectonic subsidence, fault movement, and sea level rise: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 64, p. 139–159. Coastal Louisiana, and…

Drought in the Western United States

McGuire, V.L., 2014, Water-level changes and change in water in storage in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2013 and 2011–13: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5218, 14 p., http://dx.doi. org/10.3133/sir20145218. Abstract The High Plains aquifer underlies 111.8 million…

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife – More Climate Change Denial

National Wildlife Federation: Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities (2014) [Some of the inland projects do make sense, such as dealing with the water flow into the Everglades. But the coastal projects all…