Maps illustrating the Mississippi River drainage network and the the Louisiana Delta Plain. Both human engineering and sea level rise have contributed to a dramatic loss of land where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. Originally developed for a documentary film project.
The Mississippi River Watershed (white water version)
The Mississippi River Watershed (blue water version)
Land loss, saltwater intrusion, and areas at or below sea level on the Louisiana Delta Plain.
An illustration of saltwater intrusion along the Louisiana coastline.