Terrebonne Ridge Restoration: Bayou DuLarge

Terrebonne Ridge Restoration: Bayou DuLarge

11.15.2017 | By Terrebonne Ridge Restoration: Bayou DuLarge

This project will restore the historic Mauvais Bois and Bayou DuLarge Ridges located in Terrebonne Parish near Lake Mechant and Caillou Lake. The project will restore and construct maritime forest in the lower Terrebonne marshes by using dredged sediment to increase the elevation of the relict ridges. Both ridges will help restore historic hydrologic patterns and reduce saltwater intrusion. They will also buffer storm surge and wind energy for inland communities. Two diversions, Atchafalaya River Diversion and Increase Atchafalaya Flow …

Terrebonne Ridge Restoration: Mauvais Bois

11.15.2017 | By Terrebonne Ridge Restoration: Mauvais Bois

This project will restore the historic Mauvais Bois and Bayou DuLarge Ridges located in Terrebonne Parish near Lake Mechant and Caillou Lake. The project will restore and construct maritime forest in the lower Terrebonne marshes by using dredged sediment to increase the elevation of the relict ridges. Both ridges will help restore historic hydrologic patterns and reduce saltwater intrusion. They will also buffer storm surge and wind energy for inland communities. Two diversions, Atchafalaya River Diversion and Increase Atchafalaya Flow …

Breton Ridge Restoration: Bayou la Loutre

11.15.2017 | By Breton Ridge Restoration: Bayou la Loutre

Breton Ridge Restoration includes the restoration of two historic ridges on either side of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), Bayou Terre aux Boeufs and Bayou la Loutre. Bayou la Loutre begins in Yscloskey and extends into the southeastern Biloxi marshes. Bayou la Loutre ridge is actually two parallel natural levees flanking old Bayou la Loutre (Otter Bayou), which is part of the structural underpinning of the Biloxi marshes. Construction of the MRGO breached the ridges, dramatically altering the hydrology of the …

Breton Ridge Restoration: Bayou Terre aux Boeufs

11.15.2017 | By Breton Ridge Restoration: Bayou Terre aux Boeufs

Breton Ridge Restoration includes the restoration of two historic ridges on either side of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), Bayou Terre aux Boeufs and Bayou la Loutre. Bayou Terre aux Boeufs stretches from Delacroix to Black Bay and has historically helped buffer storm surges for St. Bernard and Plaquemines parish communities and provided critical habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. Severe erosion around the ridge and adjacent marsh has resulted in a loss and narrowing of the ridge. Subsidence of …