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Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Spanish Pass Increment

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; State of Louisiana


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

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Project Description

The Spanish Pass Increment of the Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project is a marsh creation and ridge restoration project located in Plaquemines Parish. Spanish Pass is a natural historic tributary of the Mississippi River located west of Venice, Louisiana. The natural channel banks and adjacent marsh have degraded due to natural and human causes. The objective of the project is to create approximately 137 acres of ridge and 1,551 acres of marsh habitat designed for a 20-year project life. The ridge and marsh creation project will use an estimated 11.28 million cubic yards (MCY) of fill from Mississippi River borrow areas.


Mel Landry
(225) 778-7380
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