Posted by: coastlinesproject | May 19, 2011

Ecological changes from Morganza spillway

Fresh water could push shrimp back into the Gulf of Mexico where they are more difficult to catch, at the same time nutrient enrichment will increase the size and numbers of crayfish below the Atchfalaya Basin. The sedimets will help build up this area of marshlands. More on both the human and ecological impacts in:

William Sargent has written about the Morganza Spillway crisis in “Just Seconds From the Ocean,” and “The Well From Hell.” His bookas are available on

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