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Coastal Areas Need Natural Sediment Supply From Rivers

“A healthy coastline with resultant vegetation is created when sediment coming down the Mississippi is allowed to spill out into the marsh, creating the only real barrier to erosion that occurs when hurricanes lambast the coast. If that barrier is not there, storms send salt water surging into the marsh, killing the vegetation.” - quote from article at

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