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NOAA Photo Library Image - line1258

Bayou Lafourche was the main channel of the Mississippi River a few thousand years ago. As river bed fills, the river changes course seeking a steeper slope to the sea. If allowed to follow its natural cycle, the Mississippi River would be in the process of changing its course into the bed of the Atchafalaya River.

Image ID: line1258, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Louisiana, Bayou LaFourche
Photo Date: 1994 January 26
Photographer: Dr. Terry McTigue, NOAA, NOS, ORR

Category: Coastline/Gulf Coast Louisiana/

High Resolution Photo Available

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