Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the

Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the


Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the Atchafalaya Basin, 1800-1995 (Gulf Coast Studies, No. 4) ➿ [Download] ➽ Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the Atchafalaya Basin, 1800-1995 (Gulf Coast Studies, No. 4) By Martin Reuss ➵ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin is one of the most dynamic and critical environments in the country It sustains the nation’s last cypress tupelo wetland and provides a habitat for many species Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin Bayous: The Epub ´ is one of the most dynamic and critical environments in the country It sustains the nation’s last cypress tupelo wetland and provides a habitat for many species of animals Endowed with natural gas and oil fields Designing the PDF or the basin also supports a large commercial fisheries industry Perhaps most crucial it remains a primary component of the plan to control the Mississippi River and relieve flooding in New Orleans Baton Rouge and the Bayous: The Control of PDF \ other communities in the lower river valleyThe the Bayous: The Epub µ continuing health of the basin is a reflection not of nature but of the work of the US Army Corps of Engineers With levee building and clearing in the nineteenth century and damming dredging and floodway construction in the twentieth the the Bayous: The Control of PDF \ basin was converted from a vast forested swamp into a designer wetland where human aspirations and nature maintained a precarious euilibriumoriginally published by the US Army Corps of Engineers primarily for internal distribution this environmental and political history of the Atchafalaya Basin is an unflinching account of the transformation of an area that has endured perhaps human manipulation than any other natural environment in the nation Martin Reuss provides a new preface to bring us up to date on the state of the basin which remains both an engineering contrivance and natural wonder.

  • Paperback
  • 496 pages
  • Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the Atchafalaya Basin, 1800-1995 (Gulf Coast Studies, No. 4)
  • Martin Reuss
  • English
  • 07 July 2015
  • 9781585443758

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