Court of Claims finds MRGO Caused a Taking by Flooding

St. Bernard Parish Gov’t v. United States, 2015 BL 127431 (Fed. Cl. May 01, 2015) This is a claim brought by property owners in St. Bernard and New Orleans claiming that the MRGO (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet) canal increased the…

Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans

Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans. Water Resources Management Practicum 2007 Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin–Madison August 2008. Follow-up study: Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans.…

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 Executive Order – Establishing A Federal Flood Risk Management Standard And A Process For Further Soliciting And Considering Stakeholder Input FEMA Flood Risk Management Site…

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…

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…