Brazil France Germany India Indonesia Iraq South Africa
Sign up for our
free e-newsletter.

Case Studies
Water Management Associations
How Hurricane Katrina Redrew the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Katrina’s dramatic fallout was, at its core, a human-induced disaster. Stronger storms have hit the U.S. Gulf Coast before and after Katrina's August 29, 2005, landfall in Louisiana, but this was the tempest that broke through levees to reveal cracks in disaster response plans.

To a certain degree, the same can be said for Katrina's ecological impacts. When the Category 3 storm barreled ashore ten years ago, it not only forever changed the lives of humans, but also those of the plants and animals in the neighboring wetlands, in part because of human interference with the landscape.

Perhaps the most obvious and immediate ecological fallout from the storm came in the form of destroyed habitats. “We lost thousands of acres of wetlands. It went from ‘you had it’ to ‘it's not there anymore’ overnight,” says Shane Granier, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed 220 square miles of wetlands.

Click for the full article

About Us Categories From The Gallery   News Updates News Updates

Our Company
Case Studies
Site Map


Herbicide Weed Resistance Battle Must be Fought at Different Levels - When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest” case, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. You have to rotate the things that work, otherwise they eventually won’t work.

© 2010 Copyright Aquarius Systems. All Rights Reserved.   |   (262) 392-2162