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LSU Press releases Professor Craig Colten’s new book – Southern Waters: The Limits to Abundance

The American South has long been considered a region with ample water, indeed often too much water. Noted for its extensive wetlands, such as the Atchafalaya, its dense network of streams and extensive coasts that are subject to flooding, and also diseases linked to mosquitos the rely on watery environments, the region seldom dealt with water shortages. In recent years however, demands for water has exceeded available supplies.

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