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(Fox 8 New Orleans)   Louisiana to spend $130 million to ensure that castles continue to have something to sink into   (fox8live.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Mississippi River, Illinois, Louisiana's Coastal Protection, River, Mississippi, Louisiana, United States, Theodore Roosevelt  
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3 days ago  
Let's not bicker about who killed who.
 
3 days ago  
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But I'd rather just... siiiiing...
 
3 days ago  
And so castles built in a hellacious swamp, fall in the sea, eventually.
 
3 days ago  
Putting water back is good, however you need to also replace the river silt that would have flowed into the area without flood controls, otherwise you're still going [to burn down, fall over and] sink into the swamp due to subsidence.
 
3 days ago  
Just like the restoration of the Everglades, I'll believe it when I see it.

At least with this, there doesn't seem to be any fighting with agricultural interests.
 
3 days ago  
I didn't know tree huggers hugged swamps.

"oh no i hope we don't lose the precious swap what would we do without the swamp"
 
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2 days ago  

BullBearMS: Putting water back is good, however you need to also replace the river silt that would have flowed into the area without flood controls, otherwise you're still going [to burn down, fall over and] sink into the swamp due to subsidence.


They're directly diverting river water. So silt is on the menu.
 
2 days ago  
Oo a heron
 
2 days ago  

BafflerMeal: BullBearMS: Putting water back is good, however you need to also replace the river silt that would have flowed into the area without flood controls, otherwise you're still going [to burn down, fall over and] sink into the swamp due to subsidence.

They're directly diverting river water. So silt is on the menu.


Between the silt trapped behind large dams, and the flood control levees further down the river keeping the annual flooding from spreading what's left, there's no wonder the wetlands are sinking.

Add in the channels cut through the wetlands to allow easy access to refineries on shore and oil wells off shore allowing salt water to come in with the tide and kill the plants whose roots hold that silt together, and the nutria digging everything to hell and back, and it's like God wants it all to burn down, fall over, and sink into the swamp.
 
2 days ago  

Marcos P: Oo a heron


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/RIP
 
2 days ago  

litheandnubile: I didn't know tree huggers hugged swamps.

"oh no i hope we don't lose the precious swap what would we do without the swamp"


🙄

They are the kidneys of a river try see how well you will do without those.
 
2 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: litheandnubile: I didn't know tree huggers hugged swamps.

"oh no i hope we don't lose the precious swap what would we do without the swamp"

🙄

They are the kidneys of a river try see how well you will do without those.


Yup...  and critical habitat for a boatload of creatures.

The only downside are the mosquitos, but even the bats need to eat I suppose...
 
2 days ago  

BullBearMS: BafflerMeal: BullBearMS: Putting water back is good, however you need to also replace the river silt that would have flowed into the area without flood controls, otherwise you're still going [to burn down, fall over and] sink into the swamp due to subsidence.

They're directly diverting river water. So silt is on the menu.

Between the silt trapped behind large dams, and the flood control levees further down the river keeping the annual flooding from spreading what's left, there's no wonder the wetlands are sinking.

Add in the channels cut through the wetlands to allow easy access to refineries on shore and oil wells off shore allowing salt water to come in with the tide and kill the plants whose roots hold that silt together, and the nutria digging everything to hell and back, and it's like God wants it all to burn down, fall over, and sink into the swamp.


Louisiana has had a project for years where they toss old xmas trees into areas where the land is eroding and it works.

https://www.nola.com/news/environment​/​article_a01201a4-2b0e-11ea-8e2d-4ba562​2cbde5.html
 
2 days ago  

GrogSmash: AlgaeRancher: litheandnubile: I didn't know tree huggers hugged swamps.

"oh no i hope we don't lose the precious swap what would we do without the swamp"

🙄

They are the kidneys of a river try see how well you will do without those.

Yup...  and critical habitat for a boatload of creatures.

The only downside are the mosquitos, but even the bats need to eat I suppose...


Dragonfly combat them quite well in the swamp
 
2 days ago  

Marcos P: GrogSmash: AlgaeRancher: litheandnubile: I didn't know tree huggers hugged swamps.

"oh no i hope we don't lose the precious swap what would we do without the swamp"

🙄

They are the kidneys of a river try see how well you will do without those.

Yup...  and critical habitat for a boatload of creatures.

The only downside are the mosquitos, but even the bats need to eat I suppose...

Dragonfly combat them quite well in the swamp


True enough.

Just don't be out there when the little farkers take to the air.   I've had that experience once, working out on a lake.  For two days, you couldn't move without getting smacked by one of them.  Best guess, at least one dragonfly per cubed foot of air.

They thin out after a few days, but jebus they are thick at first,,
 
2 days ago  
What a Louisiana castle sinking into a swamp may look like:
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(Irish Bayou, New Orleans East)

Another Louisiana castle, near Franklintown. Not sinking into the swamp AFAIK.
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(Location of my first wedding)
 
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