Hydrologic Restoration

Houma Navigation Canal Lock Hydrologic Restoration

  • Project TypeHydrologic Restoration
  • Project BasinTerrebonne-Atchafalaya Basin

This project will construct a lock on the Houma Navigation Canal located in western Terrebonne Bay. The Houma Navigation Canal is a significant conduit for salt water into Terrebonne’s rapidly disappearing marshes. Construction of this project would help control salinities in the navigation canal and increase the effectiveness of the Increase Atchafalaya Flow into Terrebonne Marshes project by retaining and enhancing the distribution of fresh water in the wetlands to the north of the lock.