September 11, 2012
In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, a cow is seen stranded in floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac in Plaquemines Parish, La. Hurricane Isaac turned some of the best ranch land in Louisiana into a miles-long pond of blackish and foul-smelling floodwaters.
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In August, the ranchlands spreading over the boot of Louisiana were dotted with hundreds of cows and calves grazing on a smorgasbord of tall marsh grasses. But Hurricane Isaac took all that away.