New Orleans and Sediments from Mississippi River, USA29.9N 90W
The city of New Orleans can be observed as a greyish tan area on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain, near the center of this image. The city is located in the Mississippi Delta, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. Here, tan sediments can be seen spilling from the river into the gulf. Environmental problems along the coast include erosion and wetland loss.