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Beneficial Use of Sediment Planning for Mississippi Sound (Planning)

Implementing Organization

Mississippi State

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,178,847

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Details

Project Category

Other

Project Actions

Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

Coastal retreat (caused by land subsidence, lack of sediment accretion, sea-level rise and storm-related erosion) is resulting in a loss of coastal habitat. Sediments from dredging activities are readily available and if properly managed, can be beneficially used as a sediment source for coastal wetland restoration, specifically for marsh creation. This project will provide funding for beneficial use (BU) planning, design, engineering, feasibility, and permitting to get sites construction ready so that a significant amount of habitat can be created when additional funds become available.

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Project Partners

US Army Corps of Engineers, Alabama State

Affiliated Institutions

Three Year Project

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