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Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project: Increment One

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$7,000,000

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 Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project is a large-scale restoration strategy for the southwestern shoreline of Lake Borgne that would re-establish the bay rim and intertidal marsh habitat that has degraded. The comprehensive project would restore approximately 4,100 acres of marsh habitat and be implemented in three increments, though multiple design and construction phases. Increment One of the Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project is a marsh creation project located in St. Bernard Parish. The project limits would extend approximately four miles from Shell Beach on the southern rim of Lake Borgne to Lena Lagoon on the east. This project will dredge sediment from Lake Borgne to create approximately 2,922 acres of marsh. Lake Borgne Marsh Creation - Increment One: 30% project design, including geotechnical investigation; topographic, bathymetric, and magnetometer survey; cultural resources; UXO analysis; and borrow area investigation, is complete. The project is progressing toward 60% design, at which time landrights will be initiated.

Contact

Vida Carver
(225) 342-2799
vida.carver@la.gov
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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