Freshwater Bayou to Southwest Pass Shoreline Protection
- Feasibility & Planning
- Engineering & Design
- In Construction
- Construction Complete
- Project TypeShoreline Protection
- Project BasinChenier Plain
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.