Mississippi River Junction
—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —Once a course of the Mississippi River, Bayou Lafourche helped shape Louisiana's coastline by carrying fresh water, sediment and nutrients south to the Gulf of Mexico.Bayou LaFourche is a 106-mile waterway that stretches from Donaldsonville to the Gulf of Mexico. About 800 to 2,500 years ago this bayou was the Mississippi riverbed, highlighting a primary thematic element of this river landscape—change. Whether natural—like the constant ebb and flow of seasonal thaws, storm surge, delta-building and subsidence—or man-made—like closing off a bayou—coastal landscapes continue to evolve for better or for worse. The Mississippi River eventually carved a different course to the Gulf, and Bayou Lafourche became a distributary channel during high water.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 693594 N 3332444|
|Decimal Degrees||30.10790000, -90.99078333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 6.474', W 90° 59.447'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 6' 28.44" N, 90° 59' 26.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||225, 985|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-169 LA-18, Donaldsonville LA 70346, US|
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