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Coastal Erosion and Wetland Change in Louisiana: Selected USGS Products
Entry ID: USGS-DDS-79

Abstract: Louisiana contains 25 percent of the vegetated wetlands and 40 percent of the
tidal wetlands in the 48 conterminous States. These critical natural systems
are being lost. Louisiana leads the Nation in coastal erosion and wetland loss
as a result of a complex combination of natural processes (e.g. storms,
sea-level rise, subsidence) and manmade alterations to the Mississippi River
and the wetlands ... View entire text
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Description: Coastal Erosion and Wetland Change in Louisiana: Selected USGS Products.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 33.29   S: 28.67   E: -88.54   W: -94.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-79
Dataset Title: Coastal Erosion and Wetland Change in Louisiana: Selected USGS Products
Dataset Series Name: USGS Digital Data Series
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: DDS-79
Data Presentation Form: digital data and maps
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Originating Center
Data Center
Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: shapefile
Fees: No fees
Barras, J.A., Bourgeois, P.E., and Handley, L.R., 1994, Land loss in coastal Louisiana 1956-90: National Biological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center Open-File Report 94-01, 10 color plates.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23