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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
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2020-07-31 5:14:28 PM  
6 votes:

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...
 
2020-07-31 4:42:07 PM  
5 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-31 4:02:38 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-31 6:01:26 PM  
2 votes:

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
 
2020-07-31 4:18:30 PM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-31 3:30:40 PM  
2 votes:
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.
 
2020-07-31 3:25:15 PM  
2 votes:
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.
 
2020-07-31 8:13:30 PM  
1 vote:
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)
 
2020-07-31 6:09:16 PM  
1 vote:

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
 
2020-07-31 3:39:31 PM  
1 vote:
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"
 
2020-07-31 3:24:03 PM  
1 vote:
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But I'd rather just... siiiiing...
 
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