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Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Spanish Pass Increment

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$4,902,250

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

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 manmade 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 would use an estimated 11.28 million cubic yards (MCY) of fill from Mississippi River borrow areas.

Contact

Stephen Heverly
(301) 427-8626
stephen.heverly@noaa.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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