Ponds And Lakes Of The Louisiana Coastal Marshes And Their Value To Fish And Wildlife

A survey of the Louisiana Coastal Area disclosed that ponds and lakes made up one-fourth of the area. The ponds and lakes ranged from less than 0.01 acre to over 400,000 acres and numbered 5.3 million. The study shows that the fresh, brackish and intermediate marshes were of high value to waterfowl because of high pond density and plant growth. Ponds and lakes in the saline marshes were of low value to most waterfowl, but of extreme importance to marine organisms.

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