Before and After: 50 Years of Rising Tides and Sinking Marshes
2008 Isle de Jean Charles
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By the time this image was taken, Louisiana and the surrounding Gulf Coast had been pummeled by four major hurricanes- Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav. With marshland weakened by years of development, natural erosion and higher sea levels, the storms surged further inland. The Terrebonne Basin didn't bear the brunt of these storms, but it still experienced damage with little time to recover between the disasters.
Check out the whole story: Native Lands Wash Away as Sea Levels Rise