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A Mississippi River Diversion Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Penn Geologists Find

October 22, 2012

a MODIS image from NASA's OceanColor Web A team of University of Pennsylvania geologists and others used the occasion of the Mississippi River flood in the spring of 2011 to observe how the floodwaters deposited sediment in the Mississippi Delta. Their findings offer insight into how new diversions in the Mississippi River's levees may help restore Louisiana's wetlands. Full Story

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