Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pushed salt water from the Gulf of Mexico well inland into freshwater marsh communities in coastal Louisiana. This paper describes the spatial extent of saltwater intrusion and provides an initial assessment of impacts (salt stress) to coastal marsh vegetation communities.
|Title||Potential consequences of saltwater intrusion associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita|
|Authors||Gregory D. Steyer, Brian C. Perez, Sarai C. Piazza, Glenn Suir|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wetlands Research Center; Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|