The Mississippi River built south Louisiana over 7,000 years. These pics show how it’s disappearing.
Each year the state loses 24 square miles of wetlands – approximately a football field every 45 minutes.
By 2020, New Orleans will be surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico.
The Rise and Dissappearance of Southeast Louisiana is a 15 minute Flash presentation of the current situation, very well done, that provides insight into the challenge faced by New Orleans.
Katrina may be only a part of the disaster facing Louisiana.