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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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2020-07-31 3:24:03 PM  
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But I'd rather just... siiiiing...
 
2020-07-31 3:22:29 PM  
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Let's not bicker about who killed who.
 
2020-07-31 4:20:50 PM  
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Marcos P: Oo a heron


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/RIP
 
2020-07-31 4:18:30 PM  
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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.
 
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