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Sea level rise, erosion drive Louisiana’s coastal crisis


In “Water’s Edge” Part 1.1, the state of Louisiana loses a football field of land every 90 minutes to coastal erosion and sea level rise. For the communities in southeast Louisiana, flooding and land loss have been part of everyday life for generations. But as the water closes in, the state has drafted an aggressive restoration plan intended to build new land, but it threatens to flood rural communities living throughout the bayous.