Mississippi River diversions will produce new land, but more slowly than shoreline is lost

Aerial view of the Mississippi Delta. The best solution to sustaining portions of the Mississippi Delta may be river diversions that bring sediment to shrinking coastlines. However, a new study concludes that the rate of land-building will likely be dwarfed by the rate of wetland loss.
"Scientists studied how fast the Mississippi River Delta grew each year before people inhabited the area and began changing the environment," said Justin Lawrence, a program director in the National Science Foundation's Division of Earth ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244724&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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