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NOLA environmental issues .

One can cleary see the consequences of allowing a river to flow in a permanent path. However, change of sedimentary regime, salt water intrusion, coastal erosion, and land development are also some of the factors that are contributing to the overall issue.

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Mississippi River side of road:
Land near the Mississippi River has healthier vegetation due to Lower levels of salinity.

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Gulf of México side of road :
Increasing water salinity due to the mentioned factors are taking a toll on the vegetation near the Gulf of México.

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