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New maps illustrate where local neighborhoods are sinking

New maps illustrate where local neighborhoods are sinking

Scientists say parts of Norco and Michoud are sinking as much as two inches per year.  (Source: onlinelibrary.wiley.com) Scientists say parts of Norco and Michoud are sinking as much as two inches per year. (Source: onlinelibrary.wiley.com)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Scientists say New Orleans and surrounding areas are sinking at highly variable rates. 

They mapped out where this is happening with the help of NASA's airborne radar.

They found parts of Norco and Michoud are sinking as much as two inches per year. They also found notable sinking in Metairie, the Upper 9th ward and Lower 9th Ward.

Click here to see the rate of sinking in your area.

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