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They've done some major damage to the Louisiana wetlands, but a lot of that is caused by damming all the silt sources up-river. Less silt coming down the river and less seasonal floods to distribute it means the coastal wetlands dissolve into the Gulf at an accelerated rate. Abandoning the Southern half of the state might be great for the wetlands ecology, but New Orleans has huge cultural connections for America.

Likewise tearing down all the dams and abandoning all the riparian surrounds to seasonal flooding would take a huge economic toll.


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Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
They've done some major damage to the Louisiana wetlands, but a lot of that is caused by damming all the silt sources up-river. Less silt coming down the river and less seasonal floods to distribute it means the coastal wetlands dissolve into the Gulf at an accelerated rate. Abandoning the Southern half of the state might be great for the wetlands ecology, but New Orleans has huge cultural connections for America.

Likewise tearing down all the dams and abandoning all the riparian surrounds to seasonal flooding would take a huge economic toll.
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Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
They've done some major damage to the Louisiana wetlands, but a lot of that is caused by damming all the silt sources up-river. Less silt coming down the river and less seasonal floods to distribute it means the coastal wetlands dissolve into the Gulf at an accelerated rate. Abandoning the Southern half of the state might be great for the wetlands ecology, but New Orleans has huge cultural connections for America.

Likewise tearing down all the dams and abandoning all the riparian surrounds to seasonal flooding would take a huge economic toll.
I would like to see the computation of the lifecyle economic and environmental toll related to humans dominating via urban settlement a large river delta ecosystem over a period of hundreds of years. I'm guessing it has been a piss poor investment.


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[quote]a piss poor investment[/quote
Undoubtedly, but now it's a massive "sunk cost fallacy". It would cost so much to undo the damage that it will never happen, until humans achieve universal rationalism. Like maybe in a couple hundred thousand years or so.

What will happen, and much much sooner, is all of those "reclaimed wetlands" will be part of the Gulf.


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a piss poor investment
Undoubtedly, but now it's a massive "sunk cost fallacy". It would cost so much to undo the damage that it will never happen, until humans achieve universal rationalism. Like maybe in a couple hundred thousand years or so.

What will happen, and much much sooner, is all of those "reclaimed wetlands" will be part of the Gulf.
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