Shoreline Protection

Freshwater Bayou to Southwest Pass Shoreline Protection

  • Project TypeShoreline Protection
  • Project BasinChenier Plain
  • ParishVermillion

This project will be located on the eastern side of the Chenier Plain, near Vermillion Bay, extending from Freshwater Bayou to Southwest Pass. Chenier Plain beaches are a critical landscape feature and protect highly productive wetlands from erosion. The project will use shoreline parallel structures, possibly including man-made oyster reef, to reduce wave energy and trap sediments, slowing shoreline retreat and anchoring the critical southeast corner of the Chenier Plain.