Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2012
The Mississippi Artificial Reef Habitat project will deploy nearshore artificial reefs in the marine waters of Mississippi. Currently there are 67 existing reef areas that are each approximately 3 acres in size. At present, approximately half of the existing reef areas have a low profile and consist of crushed concrete or limestone. With the proposed project, approximately 100 acres of crushed limestone will be added to the 201-acre footprint of the existing reef areas.