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Land Lost During 2005 Hurricanes

Land Lost During 2005 Hurricanes

In 2005, 217 square miles of land and wetlands were lost to open water during hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The photos and maps show the Chandeleur Islands, east of New Orleans, before and after the 2005 hurricanes; 85 percent of the islands’ above-water land mass was eliminated.  Image Reference: USGS1



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