Geologic Framework and Processes of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Entry ID: USGS_PONTCHARTRAIN

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Summary
Abstract: Lake Pontchartrain and adjacent lakes in Louisiana form one of the larger
estuaries in the Gulf Coast region. The estuary drains the Pontchartrain Basin
(at right), an area of over 12,000 km2 situated on the eastern side of the
Mississippi River delta plain. In Louisiana, nearly one-third of the State
population lives within the 14 parishes of the basin.

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Description: Geologic Framework and Processes of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 31.0   S: 29.0   E: -89.0   W: -91.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Geologic Framework and Processes of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/pontchartrain/
Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE Parameter Definition
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS Parameter Definition
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JACK KINDINGER
Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3018
Fax: 727-803-2032
Email: jkindinger at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Center for Coastal & Watershed Studie
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-14
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