Presentation on theme: "Brenda Leroux Babin. Two significant events in Louisiana Mississippi River Diversion Hurricanes (2005 and 2008) Ecological impacts Change in salinity."— Presentation transcript:
Two significant events in Louisiana Mississippi River Diversion Hurricanes (2005 and 2008) Ecological impacts Change in salinity regime Nutrient inputs and eutrophication Data collected during these events help scientists to understand these impacts
(White et al 2009) R--Rigolets CM--Chef Menteur Pass IC--Industrial Canal CW--Causeway
Upstream 19km west of New Orleans Has been opened 9 times 4/11-5/8/08 ~7.96 km 2 Peak flow 4783 m 3 s -1 13.5 % of Mississippi River and nitrate load at peak opening
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