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Potential sea level rise for the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana


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2019-04-01 05:00:00


LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Kathryn A Spear(Principal Investigator), Blair E Tirpak(Author), Kathryn A Spear(Author), Kimberly S. Walden, M.Ed.(Author), William Jones(Author), Potential sea level rise for the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana,


Situated in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain of the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCP LCC), the Chitimacha Tribe is one of four federally recognized tribes in Louisiana. The Tribal seat, trust lands/ reservation, and adjacent Tribal owned lands are located near Charenton, Louisiana, totaling nearly 1,000 acres. The Chitimacha, with a population of approximately 1,400 people, are currently impacted by storm surge, which is expected to increase with climate change. The additional stress from storms will likewise increase the vulnerability to catastrophic impact in the event of a breach in the Atchafalaya Basin Spillway levee. A collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Chitimacha Tribe [...]


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