Grand Bayou Freshwater Reintroduction (Engineering and Design)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 3: Spill Impact Component
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.
$275,147 Lafourche Parish co-funding from Direct Component funds