Wetland specialist expresses concern about sloping banks at LSU lakes

Wetland specialist expresses concern about sloping banks at LSU lakes

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Plans for sloping banks on Baton Rouge lakes won't stand the test of time once plants mature and native flora take hold, which is a concern of a wetland specialist.

Andy Nyman, a professor of wetland ecology at LSU, said maintenance of a sloped shoreline will be much more intensive, expensive and in some cases impossible, with the planted wetlands planned.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation said the project hasn't progressed to the point to address those concerns.

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