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Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2010

April 15, 2016

Coastal Louisiana wetlands make up the seventh largest delta on Earth, contain about 37% of the estuarine herbaceous marshes in the conterminous United States, and support the largest commercial fishery in the lower United States. These wetlands are in peril because Louisiana currently undergoes about 90% of the total coastal wetland loss in the continental U.S.