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Salé-Cypremort   4600 years BP
 
Cocodrie 4600-3500 years BP
 
Teche 3500-2800 years BP
 
St. Bernard 2800-1000 years BP
 
Lafourche 1000-300 years BP
 
Plaquemine 750-500 years BP
 
Balize 550 years


Summary

The lobes of the Mississippi River Delta that formed over thousands of years due to deltaic switching.

Sources

  • Wicander,Monroe () Historical Geology - Evolution of Earth and Life through Time, West Publishing Company ISBN 0314012400 [1]
  • Kolb,van Lopik () Geology of the Mississippi River deltaic plain, southeastern Louisiana. Technical Report 3-483, Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (PDF, 6.86MB) [2]
  • Delta Complexes of Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Frazier, 1967 [3]

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Coast and river images from the National Map Server. Lobe outlines originally traced directly from Wicander and Monroe, 1993, but the shorline and river didn't match the USGS data, so the outlines had to be reinterpretted slightly.

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