Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Releases Sept. Barataria Basin Hydrocoast Maps

Posted Sept. 30, 2016

By Richard Fischer
LCBA Communications Manager

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation released its most recent Hydrocoast maps for the Barataria Basin earlier this week.

The map is from the week of Sept. 12 through 18.

The LPBF’s Hydrocoast program collects a number of environmental data sets such as wind, rain, tides and freshwater influx to monitor the salinity, biology and weather of the basin’s estuaries.

The data illustrated in the maps found that salinity remained similar to the last Hydrocoast period across the eastern half of the basin. Salinity increased slightly immediately inside the barrier islands and decreased in the southwest corner of the basin, near Grand Isle.

Click here to view the maps and to read more on the findings.


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