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Penn Geologists Quantify, Characterize Sediment Carried by Mississippi Flood to Louisiana's Wetlands
February 13, 2013
The spring 2011 flood of the Mississippi was among the largest floods ever, the river swelling over its banks and wreaking destruction in the surrounding areas. But a University of Pennsylvania-led study also shows that the floods reaped environmental benefits--transporting and laying down new sediment in portions of the Delta--that may help maintain the area's wetlands.
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