Barataria Pass to Sandy Point Restoration

Barataria Pass to Sandy Point Restoration

11.15.2017 | By Barataria Pass to Sandy Point Restoration

This barrier island restoration project is located on the southeast side of Barataria Bay and stretches from Barataria Pass to Sandy Point. Increasing tidal forces caused by ever-growing interior bays, canals, navigation channels, subsidence, wave action and sea level rise have all attributed to the erosion and retreat of these barrier islands. This has resulted in loss of barrier island habitat, exposed interior bay marshes to increases in salinity and wave action and increased the vulnerability of the entire interior …

Large-Scale Barataria Restoration

11.15.2017 | By Large-Scale Barataria Restoration

This marsh creation project is located in Barataria Bay near Lafitte. Historically, only a limited hydrological connection existed between the fresher upper basin and the saltier lower basin. Canal networks, erosion and subsidence have severely degraded the natural barriers between the upper and lower basin, exposing freshwater wetlands to saltwater intrusion and increased wave energy. This project will continue to build on its components that are already in place or under construction to strengthen the Barataria Landbridge, such as Bayou …

Belle Pass to Caminada Pass Restoration

11.15.2017 | By Belle Pass to Caminada Pass Restoration

This barrier island and headland restoration project is located on the southwestern side of Barataria Bay from west Belle Pass to Caminada Pass. Increasing tidal forces caused by ever-growing interior bays, canals, navigation channels, subsidence, wave action and sea level rise have all attributed to the erosion and retreat of the Caminada Headland and Elmer’s Island. This sandy barrier system serves as critical habitat, helps protect the important shipping and navigation infrastructure at Port Fourchon and shelters interior marshes from …

Ama Diversion

11.15.2017 | By Ama Diversion

The Ama Sediment Diversion will divert sediment, nutrients and fresh water from the Mississippi River to existing wetlands in the upper Barataria Basin and will also likely benefit marsh creation projects further down in the basin. The project will build and sustain wetland forests, fresh marsh and intermediate marsh by increasing sediment input, water flow and nutrients in the basin. Land building by the diversion will likely be accelerated by the presence of the Large-Scale Barataria Marsh Creation and Mid-Barataria …

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

10.17.2016 | By Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

This sediment diversion is located along the west bank of the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove. The brackish and freshwater wetlands in the influence area are highly degraded due to a combination of saltwater intrusion, decreased fresh water supply, alterations to the natural hydrology of the area and a lack of sediment input. This project will reconnect the river to the influence area and divert sediment, nutrients and fresh water to build new land, maintain existing marshes and increase habitat …