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Bird’s Foot Delta Hydrologic Restoration

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources


Project Description

The project will restore wetlands and coastal habitats impacted by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. The Bird’s Foot Delta includes the closest areas of land to the DWH oil spill, and portions of the delta experienced repeated heavy oiling following the disaster. This project willrestore the hydrology of the Mississippi River Bird’s Foot Delta by dredging Pass-a-Loutre, South Pass, and Southeast Pass to reconnect the Mississippi River with the marshes of the eastern and central Bird’s Foot Delta. Dredged material will be used beneficially to create marsh and bird nesting habitat. Funds allocated to this project are for the Engineering and Design of the Bird’s Foot Delta Hydrologic Restoration.


Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
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