Coastal Louisiana has lost an average of 16.5 square miles of land from 1985-2010, or the equivalent of one football field an hour if taken as a constant rate. From 1932 to 2010, coastal Louisiana lost 1900 square miles of land, roughly an area the size of Delaware. If nothing more is done to stop this land loss, Louisiana could potentially lose approximately 700 additional square miles of land, or an area about equal to the size of the greater Washington D.C. – Baltimore area, in the next 50 years.

560 usgs land loss map

65 land loss key   The land loss between 1932 – 2000 is historical. The land loss between 2000 – 2050 is projected based on historical trending if no further action is taken.





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