Louisiana’s Barataria Basin (IMAGE) Louisiana State University Caption Louisiana’s Barataria Basin is delineated by the Mississippi River to the northeast and Bayou Lafourche to the southwest and marked on the map with a gold wash over an image taken by the European Space Agency and used here with permission under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. Sediment diversions, such as the Mid-Barataria sediment diversion, can help offset the relatively growing impact flood-protection levees have on Louisiana land loss. Credit LSU Usage Restrictions NA License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.