Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area - Campground Improvements
State of Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
This project will install two jetties and a bulkhead at the campground at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. The two jetties would be located at the far east end of the campground where water flow is the strongest (southerly flow from Wax Lake toward the Gulf of Mexico). The jetties would function as a breakwater and the material used for the jetties defends the riverbank and the bulkhead by training the active channel away from the campground. One jetty (west) would be 85 feet in length and the other jetty (east) would be 120 feet long. The jetties would be parallel, and approximately 50 feet apart from each other. Materials used for the jetties would be determined during final design by the engineer, but would likely either be rock, soils, and gravel or timbers and vinyl, from approved sources.