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COASTAL EROSION
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Highway One through eroding marsh
 near Grand Isle, Louisiana
Image#14470
 

Live Oak killed by coastal erosion.
This beach has subsided by 100 feet.
Chenier au Tigre, Louisiana
Image#16214

 

Vulnerable marsh being eroded by the
waves of the Vermilion Bay
St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana
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Eroding sliver of wire grass marsh
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
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Eroding barrier island.
Note: Black mangroves once protected
on this barrier island are now exposed to
the gulf as this island erodes away.
Chandaleur Island, Louisiana
Image#15818

 

Telephone pole in eroding marsh
next to Highway One
Lafourche Parish, LA

Image#14469

LA Hwy. 82 has been rebuilt on landward
side due to coastal erosion
Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana
Image#15734

 

Rock jetties built to protect Grand Isle
from coastal erosion
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Image#15804

 

Chandaleur lighthouse is no longer on
Chadaleur Island. The island has since
eroded away leaving the lighthouse
completely surrounded by water.
Image#15740

 

Rainbow and reflection over abandoned
fishing camp in marsh
Leeville, Louisiana
Image#14460

Dead Live Oaks mixed in with living
ones in a sinking marsh
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Image#14468

 

Rainbow over dead Live oaks
in eroding marsh
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Image#14463

This open water view from the Leeville
 Bridge was once a thriving marsh
Leeville, Louisiana

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Rock jetties built to protect priceless
marsh from further erosion
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Tree lost due to erosion of marsh
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Trinity Island, a barrier island, is
eroding away 30-40 feet per year
Last Island, Louisiana

Image#17834

This camp once in the marsh is now in the open waters of Barataria Bay
Four Bayou's , Louisiana

Image#17744

 


Rocks lining GIWW to stop
boat wake erosion
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Image#17649

Newly accreted land in the Atchafalaya Bay
Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana
Image#14833

 

Concrete protection levee on
barrier island beach
Fourchon, Louisiana
Image#15873

 

Bald Cypress killed by saltwater intrusion
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Image#10350

This thin strip of marsh is all that protects
 this small bayou from Vermilion Bay
St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana
Image#17075
 

Trinity Island, a barrier island, is
eroding away 30-40 feet per year
Last Island, Louisiana

Image#17838

 


The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway's unprotected left bank is eroding,
rocks protect the right side of the canal
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Image#17636

Terracing project to promote marsh grass growth in eroding marsh
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Image#17643

This thin strip of marsh is all that protects
 this small bayou from Vermilion Bay
St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana

Image#17078

 


Waves breaking over rock jetties built to protect shore from erosion
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Image#16779

Marsh overgrazed by muskrats
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Image#15849

Bald Cypress swamp killed off by
salt water intrusion from the|
Mississippi River Gulf Project
Image#12842
 

Eroding barrier island.
Note: Black mangroves once protected on this barrier island are now exposed to the
 gulf as this island erodes away.
Chandaleur Island, Louisiana
Image#15817


 

Tires put out to control erosion where
two oil field canals meet.
Leeville, Louisiana

Image#13233

Rock jetties built to help slow coastal erosion
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Image#15981

 

Little Pass Lighthouse once stood on Timbalier Barrier Island, since eroded.
This lighthouse was later demolished by waves from Hurricane Juan.
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Image#14629

 


Private camps with own bulkheads once surrounded by marsh lands
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Image#20095

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Erosion of the marsh has caused this ancient Live Oak to be exposed to open water
Lake Salvador, Louisiana

 


Remnants of marsh sliced up by canals Venice, Louisiana
Image#20466

LA Hwy. 82 has been rebuilt on landward
 side due to coastal erosion
Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana

Image#15221

Live oaks dead due to
subsidence in salt marsh
Chauvin, Louisiana
Image#15877
 

Rainbow over dead Oak tree in
an eroding marsh
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Image#14464
 
 
Image#20678
Oil field canals that were once in healthy marsh, very little is left due to erosion and subsidence
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
 
 
See Also:

Wetlands     Aerials of Wetlands     Efforts to Save Wetlands     Saltwater Intrusion


Salt Marsh        Brackish Marsh      Freshwater Marsh      Various Marshes

Effects of Hurricanes on Wetlands     Hurricane Katrina     Hurricane Rita


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