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Subsidence related to subsurface stratigraphy in diversion receiving basins

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University


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Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


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Project Actions

Erosion Prevention or Control

Targeted Resources

Lakes and/or Rivers

Project Description

This work will investigate and improve understanding of the heterogeneous geological framework that drives differential consolidation rates, and thus subsidence and organic matter sequestration in the delta. These geological conditions will be added to future modeling and mitigation work using a suite of observational field and laboratory analyses. Research will include analyses within marsh, bay, and paleochannel sub-environments in Barataria Basin of southeast Louisiana.


Carol Wilson
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