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The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Robert W. Hastings


A vital and volatile part of the New Orleans landscape and lifestyle, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin actually contains three major bodies of water—Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, and Maurepas. These make up the Pontchartrain estuary. This book provides a thorough examination of the historical and environmental research on the basin, with emphasis on its environmental degradation and the efforts to restore and protect this estuarine system. It also explores the current biological condition of the lakes. The book begins with the geological formation of the lakes and the relationship between Native Am ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, Maurepas, Pontchartrain estuary, environmental degradation, estuarine system, Native Americans, Okwa’ta

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732719
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert W. Hastings, author