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someday gone? Figure 20.B Cape Hatteras lighthouse built in 1870, 1500 feet away from the
shoreline. By 1999, it was only 120 feet from the coast! It was
then moved 2900 feet inland to the location shown below before
it could become a man-made island along the retreating coastline. The most endangered USA coastline! Louisiana Gulf
Coast Wetlands Coastal Case Study The Mississippi River prior to the late 1800’s
deposited 400,000,000 tons of sand, silt and clay on
its delta every year. In efforts to improve river
navigation and control flooding the U.S. Corps of
Engineers has constructed an array of levees and
channels and canals across the delta — the result of
which is to allow Mississippi sediment to largely
bypass the d...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2013 for the course GEOL 105Lg taught by Professor Davis,platt during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07