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View Diary: The Floods of 2011: The Battle for Memphis Begins (85 comments)

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  •  And extends delta so no more Katrinas (0+ / 0-)

    The lost silt has meant the Mississippi delta has eroded way inland of where it was, the wetlands and shallows acted as massive sponges for storm surge.

    Additionally they are the hatcheries for food chain that used to be the mega billion dollar fishing and shell fish industry in the Gulf coast, all destroyed from the top by the levees and from the bottom by oil drilling and pollution.

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