National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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November 9, 2005

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Most of the projects in a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce wetland losses along the Louisiana coast are scientifically sound, but taken together they do not represent the type of systemwide, large-scale effort needed for such a massive undertaking, says a new National Research Council report. An explicit map of the desired future landscape of coastal Louisiana should be developed to guide future projects, the report adds.

Committee Chair Robert G. Dean, professor of civil and coastal engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville.