Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Spanish Pass Increment
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; State of Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
The Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation - Spanish Pass Increment Projects is the restoration of historic ridge and marsh habitat along the Spanish Pass tributary. 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 mad-made causes. The goals of the project are to restore approximately 120 acres of ridge and 1,134 acers of marsh habitat. Multiple borrow areas are being investigated for the sediment required to construct the project, including the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.