Vegetation - 11 of 10
Vegetation FAQs - 10 Found
Effects to industries such as oil and gas cannot be predicted, but healthy marshes and barrier islands are known to be important storm buffers to Louisiana's mainland. Concerns exist for Louisiana's coastal industries, as well as for Louisiana's coastal residents. As marshes and barrier islands deteriorate, people and their communities are placed at increased risk from major storms, as well as from minor storm events. Further, the continued loss of coastal landmasses could increase the intrusion of salt water into water bodies used as freshwater drinking sources.