Burns Point Park
—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —While deltas east of here are adding land, East Cote Blanche has been retreating due to erosion, subsidence and land loss-issues that are affecting mot of coastal Louisiana.East Cote Blanche Bay is part of a remnant delta complex that was once the channel of the Mississippi River 5,000 to 7,500 years ago. This bay, along with West Cote Blanche Bay, Atchafalaya Bay, Marsh Island and a few offshore shoals (natural submerged ridges, banks or bars) are all that remain of the relict Maringouin Delta. East Cote Blanche is now an estuarine bay and receives a portion of its water from the Atchafalaya River. While deltas east of here are adding land, East Cote Blanche has been retreating due to erosion, subsidence and land loss—issues that are affecting most of coastal Louisiana. Oil industry infrastructure is visible from the shoreline, marking this area's importance to Louisiana's economy but also serving as a reminder of another factor that has led to wetland loss.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 641631 N 3272522|
|Decimal Degrees||29.57443333, -91.53780000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 34.466', W 91° 32.268'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 34' 27.96" N, 91° 32' 16.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||337, 985|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Burns Point Ln, Franklin LA 70538, US|
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