What I want to do
West Bay was one of the original Mississippi River Delta Restoration projects, if not the first one governments attempted on purpose. It's had a storied opposition and history. For all of that history, it has even more to teach coastal restoration scientists and advocates.
Can the Delta win against the shipping industry? Can Louisiana maintain its integrity and remain the conduit through which the United States dumps its waste and floats its exports?
the screen shots were taken from LA DNR SONRIS GIS at
DNR's slippy map is nice, but their Metadata is crud. Some of these data layers are restricted for state of LA use.
"Imagery and Maps"
Coastal 2005 (CIR)
NAIP 2008 (CIR)
NAIP 2010 (CIR)
South LA 2012 (CIR)
NAIP 2013 (CIR)
find a bounding box to target to make data requests.
Why I'm interested
hopeful story in Louisiana
animated gif of land v water?
dredge and river working together with community input into government restoration
I'm more interested in islands that emerge than islands that are built with the dredge, although it will be very interesting to see which kinds of land last longer in river Floods and Hurricanes, and which plants grow on which islands.