Skip to main content
Email Print Share


News From the Field

Cuts to Mississippi Levees Could Build New Land in Sinking Delta


October 20, 2009

Mississippi River Delta Sediment-rich Mississippi River water could deposit a significant chunk of new land in the river's delta in the coming century if much of the river's flow was diverted through cuts in levees below New Orleans, a new study shows. The land buildup, as simulated by a computer model, would equal almost half the amount of delta acreage otherwise expected to vanish in that period due to sea-level rise, land subsidence and reduced river sediment. Full Story

Source
American Geophysical Union

See also: NSF News Release

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: https://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: https://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: https://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/