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Grand Bayou Freshwater Reintroduction (Engineering and Design)

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State


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Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 3: Spill Impact Component


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Project Description

The purpose of this project is to complete the hydrologic modeling, engineering, design, and permitting activities to advance Grand Bayou toward implementation. As part of the Parish Matching Program, the Grand Bayou Freshwater Reintroduction Project (Grand Bayou) proposed by Lafourche Parish is one of six projects selected by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) for implementation. Once constructed, the overall objective for Grand Bayou is to increase the flow of fresh water down Grand Bayou Canal from the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway (GIWW) which would lower salinities and add nutrients to the canal wetlands south of the GIWW along the east and west banks of the Grand Bayou Canal. Completion of the Grand Bayou project will contribute to the overall ecological and economic recovery of the Gulf by increasing freshwater flow to help sustain marsh in an area that is experiencing one of the highest rates of land loss in Louisiana.


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Lafourche Parish

Affiliated Institutions

$275,147 Lafourche Parish co-funding from Direct Component funds

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