Marsh Creation

Golden Triangle Marsh Creation

  • Project TypeMarsh Creation
  • Project BasinPontchartrain-Maurepas Basin
  • ParishOrleans, St. Bernard

This marsh creation project is located near the confluence of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet shipping channel and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Dominated by brackish marsh, this area was badly damaged by saltwater intrusion and erosion following the dredging of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. This project will use a sediment conveyance pipeline to create and restore marsh in the area through the Sediment Conveyance Pipeline East project. The restored marsh will help buffer the newly constructed surge barrier and eventually provide important estuarine habitat for Lake Borgne.