Aerial Oblique Photography Comparing the Chandeleur Islands Before and After Hurricane Isaac

Image: Aerial Oblique Photography Comparing the Chandeleur Islands Before and After Hurricane Isaac

Detailed Description

The images reveal significant erosion of the island, likely due to inundation by waves and surge.This erosion resulted in the disappearance of an oil-protection berm constructed follow the BP oil spill.  Due to this island's cumulative damage from previous storms like Hurricane Katrina, it remains in question whether this beach system will ever be able to fully recover from storm impacts.

 

Details

Image Dimensions: 1000 x 1343

Location Taken: Chandeleur Islands, LA, US