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Inland Dams Are Robbing Louisiana's Coastal Marshes of Sand

"Sediment carried by the Mississippi built up the marshes of Louisiana over thousands of years, but today inland dams trap at least half of it, Dr. [Harry H. ] Roberts said. He pointed out that there were 8,000 dams in the drainage basin of the Mississippi." - excerpt from this New York Times article.

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