ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

Flooding in Southeast LA

Disturbance Type: 

ForWarn has potentially detected a multiple factored defoliation event in wetlands of southeast Louisiana. Identified in September 2015, rerouted water from Mississippi river caused flooding and created stress defoliation from trees as well as inundated the understory. The flood also may have caused defoliating insects to infest the area, decreasing vegetation greenness in the overstory.