Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana

Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana 

Landsat satellite data have proven useful for monitoring the development of sediment-established land in the Wax Lake Delta region in Louisiana. The delta, which marks where the Atchafalaya River flows into the Gulf of Mexico, was formed by deposition of sediment following the construction of a canal through Wax Lake in 1941. 

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, it has also served as a model for delta re-growth in the Mississippi River delta region for restoring wildlife habitat and protection against storm surge.

Image: 
Source: 
Landsat
JPG name: 
WAX-LAKE-DELTA
TIF name: 
WAX-LAKE-DELTA
IG Sort Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011