Sediment Diversion

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

  • Project TypeSediment Diversion
  • Project BasinBarataria Basin
  • ParishJefferson, Plaquemines

This sediment diversion project into mid-Barataria Bay is located along the west bank of the 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 and fresh water to build new land, maintain existing marshes and increase habitat resiliency to sea level rise and storm events.