Obie wrote: ↑Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:59 am
Nice work Red, glad to see everyone's doing well. Like 421 said we've all but lost our half-million acres of cypress to cotton in what was one of the biggest "reclamation" projects ever undertaken.
It's good seeing special places protected.
While the logging has stopped, other dangers to the basin lurk. In the greatest of irony, here in Louisiana where one of our most pressing issues is the coastal portion of the state washing away, the Basin is filling in. Hydrological changes caused by pipeline canals that haven't been properly maintained, combined with increased flow of sediment coming into the Atchafalaya from the Mississippi is turning areas that were historically open water and true swamp into high ground. This is also posing danger to communities that were once somewhat protected from flooding by the "catch basin" effect of the Atchafalaya basin, now seeing regular flooding. Sometimes people really suck.
And Ruddy, I think that boogie man is called the Rouga Rou.
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