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  • Business Council of New Orleans Louisianas Future May 2, 2012
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  • 60 Million Years Ago
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  • 40 Million Years Ago
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  • 20 Million Years Ago
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  • Today Source: Earth Systems Research Laboratory
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  • Mississippi River & Tributaries (MRT)
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  • Gulf of Mexico-Energy
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  • Deepwater Horizon Well Site
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  • Strategic Petroleum Reserves [Pink]
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  • LNG Terminals [Green]
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  • Natural Gas Market Center (Hubs) [Orange]
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  • Oil Import Sites/Seaports [Purple/Red]
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  • Petroleum Refineries [Purple Squares]
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  • Natural Gas Processing Facilities [Green Diamonds]
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  • Active Offshore Oil/Gas Platforms [Pink]
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  • Natural Gas Gathering/Interstate Pipelines
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  • restoring and protecting Louisianas coast National Perspective: Energy #1 producer of domestic oil in the U.S. #2 producer of natural gas in the U.S. Produces or transports one-third of oil & gas Top domestic reserves of oil & gas Only supertanker energy port in the U.S. #2 oil refining capacity $5 billion/annually to US Treasury
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  • restoring and protecting Louisianas coast National Perspective: Seafood/Wildlife #1 producer in fisheries in the Lower 48 States #2 producer of oysters #1 producer of blue crabs #1 producer of crawfish #1 producer of shrimp #1 habitat for migratory waterfowl and songbirds
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  • Ecosystem Services Five million waterfowl 25 million songbirds Americas largest wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl and songbirds 70 rare, threatened, or endangered species Top source of wild seafood in the continental United States. Wetlands serve as part of the hurricane protection system
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  • "It is New Orleans, through which the produce of three-eighths of our territory must pass to market... Thomas Jefferson to Robert R. Livingston, Washington, April 18, 1802 The Louisiana Purchase
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  • Tonnage on Domestic Waterway Network
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  • restoring and protecting Louisianas coast
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  • National Perspective: Ports-Cargo Top tonnage port in the nation Five of the top 15 tonnage ports in the US One of the largest cargo port complexes in the world 19 percent of all domestic waterborne commerce Over 30 states depend upon Louisianas ports for imports and exports.. photo LA DOTD
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  • Historic Land-Water Change from 1932-2010 Couvillion et al (USGS), 2011 Land Loss Land Gain Land Area Change in Coastal LA 1932 - 2010
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  • Potential to lose up to 1,756 square miles of land over the next 50 years Louisiana is Experiencing a Coastal Crisis Predicted Land Change Over Next 50 Years
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  • Projected Land Change 2012-2061 Currently experiencing -16 square miles/year Future could reach -51 square miles/year Louisiana is Experiencing a Coastal Crisis
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  • Our Communities and Livelihoods at Risk Predicted Future Flooding from a 100 Year Flood Event Future Without Action Potential for expected annual flood damages to reach $7.7 to $23.4 billion by 2061
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  • The Future 32
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  • Our Objectives: 1.Reduce economic losses from storm- based flooding 2.Promote a sustainable coastal ecosystem by harnessing natural system processes 3.Provide habitats suitable to support an array of commercial and recreational activities coast-wide 4.Sustain Louisianas unique heritage and culture 5. Provide a viable working coast to support industry. Master Plan 2012
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  • Utilize Modeling in a Systems Context Surg e Upper Trophic Stage, Salinity Sediment Stage, Salinity Stage, Salinity, Water Quality Dominant Vegetation Dominant Vegetation Land Configuration, Elevation Stage Island Configuration Land Configuration, Elevation Surge, Waves Dominant Vegetation 1 3 4 5 6 7 2
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  • 2012 Coastal Master Plan
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  • Responding to the Crisis Louisianas Coastal Program: Past, Present, and Future
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  • A Closer Look: Southeast Coast
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  • Master Plan Outcomes - Southeast Coast 84 miles of shoreline protection & ridge restoration projects 57,888 acres of marsh creation projects 18,041 acres or 40 miles of barrier island/headland projects NEARLY 58,000 ACRES OF MARSH CREATION PROJECTS
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  • 39 Keystone of the 2012 Master Plan: Reconnecting the River UPDATE
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  • Keystone of the 2012 Master Plan: Reconnecting the River The projects in the plan would use up to 50% of the Mississippi Rivers peak flow for sediment diversions, in addition to using water and sediment from the Atchafalaya River.
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  • Greater New Orleans High Level Levee aimed at providing the area with 500 year level of protection Lake Pontchartrain Barrier project Greater New Orleans LaPlace Extension Maintain West Bank Levees (>100 year level of protection) New Orleans East Land Bridge Restoration Central Wetlands Marsh Creation project Lake Borgne Marsh Creation project Mississippi River Diversion into Barataria and Breton provide significant protection and benefits to Greater New Orleans Greater New Orleans Area 41
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  • What the Draft Master Plan Delivers $5.4 Billion Decrease over Future Without Action $18.1 Billion Decrease over Future Without Action
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  • We Continue to Make Progress
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  • United States Geological Survey Preliminary Land Loss/Gain 1930-2010
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  • 1.New project delivery systems *Corps of Engineers/Funding 2. Programmatic approach to coast 3. Venue for organized collaboration *academia, private sector, NGOs, government scientists (Water Institute) 4. Recognition of urgency Keys to Future Success
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  • Future: Two Choices 46
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  • Thank You

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