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The Atchafalaya River Delta shows that sediment diversion and dredging can work together to benefit fish and wildlife.  In this photo, dredge material is added to a natural delta island built by the river.  This material, excavated to keep the river open to navigation, is placed to benefit wildlife, and many species will use it as it transitions from bare sand to, eventually, a cypress forest.  Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Atchafalaya River Delta shows that sediment diversion and dredging can work together to benefit fish and wildlife. In this photo, dredge material is added to a natural delta island built by the river. This material, excavated to keep the river open to navigation, is placed to benefit wildlife, and many species will use it as it transitions from bare sand to, eventually, a cypress forest. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


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