PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

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CAMINADA HEADLAND RESTORATION PROJECT
The project area is defined as the area south of LA Highway 1 between Belle Pass and Caminada Pass, including areas in and around Bay Champagne and east/west of Bayou Moreau along the LA coastline in Lafourche Parish. The goals of this project are to: 1) Create and/or nourish 430 acres of back barrier marsh, by pumping sediment from an offshore borrow site; 2) Create a platform upon which the beach and dune can migrate, reducing the likelihood of breaching, improving the longevity of the barrier shoreline, and protecting wetlands and infrastructure to the north and west. The proposed project is expected to slow the current trend of degradation in the headland. This project would create 300 acres of back barrier intertidal marsh and nourish 130 acres of emergent marsh behind 3.5 miles of the Caminada beach using material dredged from the Gulf of Mexico.


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