Here I archive the signature development for human classification of abandoned gravel mines on the Tangipahoa and Amite Rivers in Louisiana. This was published as part of Basics of the Basin in the years after the 2016 flood.
Federal Mine reclamation sidelines gravel mines, and the Louisiana Lege is structured to oppose wetland restoration on mining rivers--Senator Body White, in particular, district 6, commands a district that only includes these areas, and stonewalls any reclamation efforts via agnotological techniques.
Organizations like Nature Conservancy also oppose Mine Reclamation as "too difficult" and politically "impossible." Louisiana Wildlife Federation supports these efforts, but, because Senator Cassidy opposes them, cannot make progress.
And yet, Denham Springs flooded in the 2016 rains because of the loss of Floodplain Forests to gravel mines, costing Louisiana on the order of $10 Billion for that one event.
Gulf Restoration Network attempted to pick up where LDNR abandoned the abandoned mines. Our publications will be referenced in a future research note.
Using techniques developed for the NWI by the National Wetland Research Center in Lafayette, we created Signatures for Classification of Aerial Photography .
Those signatures are recorded here:
Floodplain Forest signaturedevelopment GRN worksheet (Rev August 2018)
A Public Template is here:
Public Copy 2018 GRN Signature Development Assessment Summary for Aerial Photo Classification
The description is as follows: