Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project: Increment One
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 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 1,548 acres of marsh.