Louisiana Not Sinking

July 24, 2006

Reported by Associated Press

A recently published study by a Tulane university researcher indicates south Louisiana land may not be suffering as bad a sinking problem as some scientists believe. The study indicates that the sinking of land or subsidence is occurring near the surface. But it also shows that thirty to fifty feet down, parts of coastal Louisiana have remained stable for the past eight thousand years. The findings contradict other studies that suggest deep geologic faults are causing much of south Louisiana to sink.