Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastline

March 14, 2014 By: Erin Block

Louisiana’s coastline is changing and disappearing so quickly, mapmakers say they are unable to keep up. “Because deltas are so dynamic, they’re either building or they’re eroding,” says David Muth, state director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration Project.  “The idea that you can pick a point in time and say, ‘This is how we want the coast to look,’ is, first of all, the wrong way to think about it. And second of all, it creates an impossible situation.” Yet still, the changes are stark and concerning and have attracted the attention of the Remote Sensing Division of NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey. Via The Atlantic.