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Sea level rise, erosion drive Louisiana’s coastal crisis - “Water’s Edge” (Part 1)


In Part 1 of “Water’s Edge,” the state of Louisiana loses a football field of land every 90 minutes to coastal erosion and sea level rise. 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. In a place that’s lost more land than the total area of the Grand Canyon, are sediment diversions the answer?