Land Loss

Did you know:

Coastal Louisiana has lost an average of 34 square miles of land per year for the last 50 years.

The alarming rate at which Louisiana loses coastal land can be seen through projected land loss maps such as the Southeast Louisiana Land Loss Map, which shows historical and projected land loss in the state’s deltaic plain from 1932 to 2050. The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act works diligently to decrease the rate of land loss for coastal regions along the Gulf of Mexico.

land-loss-map

Download this map and other coastal maps here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s