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Rebuilding dried-up swamps to protect New Orleans from hurricanes

Published 11 November 2011

During the past four decades, swamps and wetlands which used to offer New Orleans a natural defense against hurricane, were dried and paved over. The city has launched a new project to restore a key area of cypress swampland near the Lower 9th Ward, an effort they called essential to protecting the metro area in the event of another major hurricane.

Source: Rebuilding dried-up swamps to protect New Orleans from hurricanes

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