During the past 50 years, coastal Louisiana has suffered catastrophic land loss due to both natural and human causes. This loss has increased storm vulnerability and amplified risks to lives, property, and economies--a fact underscored by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Drawing Louisiana's New Map reviews a restoration plan proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Louisiana, finding that, although the individual projects in the study are scientifically sound, there should be more and larger scale projects that provide a comprehensive approach to addressing land loss over such a large area. More importantly, the study should be guided by a detailed map of the expected future landscape of coastal Louisiana that is developed from agreed upon goals for the region and the nation.
Table of Contents
|2 The Historic and Existing Louisiana Coastal Systems||29-42|
|3 Conflicts and Limitations to Achieving Goals||43-62|
|4 Plans and Efforts at Restoring Coastal Louisiana||63-86|
|5 The LCA Study Planning Approach, Modeling, and Project Selection Process||87-114|
|6 The LCA Study and the Feasibility of Its Components||115-144|
|7 Critical Knowledge Gaps||145-160|
|8 Findings and Recommendations||161-176|
|Appendix A Committee and Staff Biographies||185-188|
|Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations||189-190|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana...