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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem restoration
Author Zinn, Jeffrey.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Year Published 2005
Report Number CRS RS 22276
OCLC Number 66144023
Subjects Coastal zone management--Louisiana ; Wetland conservation--Louisiana ; Restoration ecology--Louisiana
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  GE180.Z56 2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2006
Collation 6 p. ; 28 cm.
"Order Code RS22276." "Updated November 18, 2005." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused widespread damage and destruction along the central Gulf Coast. Prior to these hurricanes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been seeking approval from the 109th Congress for a 1.1 billion multi-year program to both construct five projects that would help to restore portions of the coastal wetland ecosystem in Louisiana and continue planning several other related projects. The state of Louisiana and several federal agencies have participated in the development of this program. This report introduces this program, and discusses whether it might have muted the impacts of hurricanes of the magnitude and paths of Katrina or Rita and whether the devastation caused by both hurricanes might cause the Corps to consider different restoration options. The National Research Council issued a report in November 2005 that may help inform the current debate over restoration. This report will be updated.