Due to the major loss of land Louisiana’s land many animal populations have decreased dramatically and are either endangered or exist. The land loss has lead to other major problems such as easier chances of being hit by natural disasters like hurricanes. Approximately half the nation’s original wetland habitats have been lost over
Louisiana’s rate of loss per year is estimated to be about twenty kilometers/year, or about twenty-four square miles. Even more land is being lost as storms hit harder and harder without the protection wetlands bring. The land reduces storm surges, every 2.7 miles of wetlands reducing storm surge by one foot. As these wetlands are disappearing, the storm surges are increasing, washing more and more of the wetlands away. This is especially distressing because about half of Louisiana’s population lives by the coast, and 60-70% of Louisiana’s people (about two million people) will be at risk without the coast.
Many people lose their livelihood, for e.g. farmers. These people will need to be compensated, which is usually costly. The cost depends on amount of compensation to be paid to the local people affected by erosion. Land Management Maintenance of sand dunes provide a natural defence against the sea.
Erosion at the Outer Banks is a major issue that is threatening the existence of thousands of homes, businesses and the Outer Banks themselves. Erosion is a major issue in the barrier islands, millions of dollars are spent each year trying to delay and prevent erosion. The Outer Banks are nothing more than a series of barrier islands made of sand that are narrow and barely above sea level (Rebuilding N.C. 12 Threatens Outer Banks ' Existence). With the more erosion that occurs the less land there is for the residents of the Outer Banks. Erosion damages roads, buildings, and other structures that lead to extremely costly repairs (Rebuilding N.C. 12
“...50% of the original wetlands of South Florida no longer exist today.” The Everglades has a big effect with the water supply. The Everglades has been having many issues with the water supply. Containing,the history of the Everglades, the problems with the water supply today, and the issues on the recent attempts to improve the water supply in the Everglades National Park. There must be a way to fix all these problems.
A wetland is an area where the land is saturated with water and has wetland plants. Wetlands are important because they reduce the damages of flooding. The Everglades is a very large shallow wetland in south Florida. Tens of thousands years ago, glacial retreat submerged portions of the Florida peninsula and water level rose. Today, water discharges from Orlando through the Kissimmee River and to Lake Okeechobee.
Louisiana has one of the most fragile coastlines that are prone to flooding because of natural recurring disasters such as hurricanes (floodsmart.gov). Since Louisiana has a lot of different types of water bodies, such as the Gulf of Mexico, bayous, rivers (i.e. Mississippi River), a lot of the residents are at a greater risk of being flooded (floodsmart.gov). Throughout the years, Louisiana has experienced millions and millions of dollars in damages caused by hurricanes or flooding. The most recent flooding in August of 2016 sustained around $8.7 billion dollars in damages statewide (Dolce, 2016). These damages include residential homes, businesses, and roads.
The Florida Everglades is the third-largest national park out of the 48 states. It is also the first national park created to protect the fragile ecosystem. Without the protection of the alliga-tors and thus the ecosystem area we know as the everglades could eventually become nonexist-ent. At one time “this wetland was called the river of grass by an author back in 1947” (Strawn 17).
Unlike the Everglades, Sydney Olympic Park Wetlands, have massive developments built in the area. This is a positive long-term impact as it will attract more tourism to the area, positively increasing the wetlands reputation. However, this does have a downside to it. The increase of urbanisation means more developments and infrastructure which may demolish the Sydney Olympic Park wetland. There is also a chance that the pollution may not stop.
Without the flow of fresh water to the Everglades fish wouldn 't be able to live, the Florida Bay wouldn’t be able to survive and we wouldn’t have clean water to drink. On page 113 paragraph 1 it states “ These wetlands were once home to many rare, endangered, and exotic species. However, this is no longer the case due to
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way. It brought the continuous mistreatment of African Americans once again apparent. It also devastated many states in economic and personal ways. Homes and businesses were destroyed, loved ones were lost and
On February 26, 1972 the Buffalo creek community was destroyed by a terrible flood. The flood caused many tears, pain and death. In the blink of an eye, people’s lives completely changed; lives were lost, houses were gone and families were destroyed.
This case study includes a description, about Holderness and issues relating coastal erosion and methods which can be used for solution to reduce the amount of land eroded . Holderness is located in an area of the East Riding of yorkshire, on the east coast of England. Holderness contains many cities which are flamborough Head, Mappleton , Aldbrough, withernsea
This is almost 300 million more than what the proposed bill would provide. We can also help by giving our time. There are many organizations that would be grateful for volunteers to assist with rebuilding Louisiana. I ask that we pull together and restore