This is an interesting report commissioned by the United States Army’s London office. It assumes 2 feet of ocean rise over the next 100 years, and while it mentions subsidence, it does change its calculations based on subsidence in Louisiana. Since coastal subsidence may be a meter or more over the next 100 years, this [...]
Archives for Coastal Restoration Mythology
5th Circuit Upholds Ruling in Katrina Levee Breaches Litigation
The 5th Circuit just affirmed the lower court decision in the Katrina Levee Breaches Litigation. The Court basically rejected Flood Control Act immunity unless the “damages result from waters released by flood control activity or negligence therein.” The opinion If this case is not overruled en banc, or by the Supreme Court, it will have [...]
Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana From 1853 to 1989
S. Jeffress Williams, Shea Penland, Asbury H. Sallenger, Donald W. Davis, Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Study : Atlas of Shoreline Changes in Louisiana From 1853 to 1989 (U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2150-A) 1992
Corps of Engineers closing Louisiana science office
A fight between the Army Corps of Engineers and the state over who controls the science governing construction of nearly $2 billion in coastal restoration projects has led the corps to order closure of the Louisiana Coastal Area Science & Technology Office by Oct. 1.
Who is American’s Wetland Foundation?
From SourceWatch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=America%27s_Wetland_Foundation