The Ecological Effects of Salt Water Intrusion on the Agriculture Industry After Hurricane Katrina

Conference paper


Hurricane Katrina made landfall August 29, 2005 becoming the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history. The economic and ecological consequences were considerable. This research will (1) provide updates of the ecological impact of hurricane Katrina (2) review the literature relating to salt water intrusion, and (3) analyze the ecological impact on the agriculture industry attributed to salt water intrusion after hurricane Katrina.


Storm Surge Coastal Aquifer Saltwater Intrusion Salt Water Intrusion Agriculture Industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics, Transportation and Logistics DepartmentNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityGreensboroUSA

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