Louisiana has a resource few other coastal areas do: the Mississippi River and the sediment it contains. Key to Louisiana’s future will be using the natural power of the river to move that sediment into areas that need it to build land. Researchers agree that these sediment diversion projects are our best shot at creating a sustainable delta into the future.
Louisiana’s coastline will change. But if we’re going to preserve the region’s unique people and culture, we need to move quickly, and smartly, to maintain as much of the coast as we can.