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NOAA Photo Library Image - line1237

Marsh land that has been converted to pasture by cutting canals, building levees , and pumping out water. Exposure to air caused oxidation of organic matter in soil which led to rapid subsidence.

Image ID: line1237, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Louisiana, Eden Isles, N. shore Lake Ponchartrain
Photo Date: 1996
Photographer: Dr. Terry McTigue, NOAA, NOS, ORR


Category: Coastline/Gulf Coast Louisiana/

High Resolution Photo Available





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