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Penn Geologists Quantify, Characterize Sediment Carried by Mississippi Flood to Louisiana's Wetlands
February 13, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The spring 2011 flood of the Mississippi was among the largest floods ever, the river swelling over its banks and wreaking destruction in the surrounding areas. But a University of Pennsylvania-led study also shows that the floods reaped environmental benefits--transporting and laying down new sediment in portions of the Delta--that may help maintain the area's wetlands.Full Story
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