Freshwater Bayou North Marsh Creation

Freshwater Bayou North Marsh Creation

11.15.2017 | By Freshwater Bayou North Marsh Creation

Freshwater Bayou North Marsh Creation is planned for Vermilion Parish, just west of Freshwater Bayou and north of the bayou locks. The project is one of the largest and fastest land-building priority projects, projected to build around 9,000 acres upon construction. It will restore marshes degraded by hurricanes Rita, Gustav and Ike and prevent Freshwater Bayou from continuing to enlarge and further erode interior marshes. Sediment will be delivered via pipeline to the site from either the Gulf of Mexico …

Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures

11.15.2017 | By Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures

The Calcasieu Ship Channel, which connects the Gulf of Mexico to Calcasieu Lake, is located within the Chenier Plain. The once stable platform of the Chenier Plain has experienced decades of dredging navigation canals, which has dramatically changed the hydrology of the system. Saltwater intrusion led to the extensive loss of freshwater marshes, increasing the threat of storm surge to communities. This project will aim to isolate the ship channel through a network of dike and sill structures designed to …