Mississippi River, Wetlands and Hurricanes

Hurricane Isaac, August 2012Hurricane Isaac of August 2012, a historic storm, powered up the Mississippi River, unexpectedly going where water had not gone before. The impact was devastating on coastal communities along the river and in Louisiana, stranding cattle and livestock, drowning thousands of invasive nutria and eroding coastal wetlands. ASWM has posted a number of links to articles and resources, news reports and blogs on the impacts of Hurricane Isaac and other hurricanes on wetlands and the Mississippi River.