West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization (Planning)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Planning Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Barrier Islands Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Beaches / Dunes

Project Description

Louisiana’s Barataria/Plaquemines barrier island system, which extends approximately twenty-five miles along the shoreline from West Grand Terre to Sandy Point, is experiencing island narrowing and land loss due to a complex interaction of environmental factors, hurricane impacts, and human activity. These barrier islands were also heavily impacted by the April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The proposed West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project would restore and enhance dune and back-barrier marsh habitat on the key barrier island of West Grand Terre to provide storm surge and wave attenuation, thereby addressing gulf shoreline erosion, diminished storm surge protection, and the subsidence of back barrier marshes. This is a planning project that includes engineering and design of the West Grand Terre barrier island restoration, leading to construction-ready plans and specifications and the development of an adaptive management plan to guide decision-making for future project maintenance activities.

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Project ID: 601
Project Name: West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID24
Latitude: 29.27845394
Longitude: -89.93249755
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Jefferson
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Barrier Islands
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.restorethegulf.gov/sites/default/files/FPL_forDec9Vote_Errata_04-07-2016.pdf#page=66
Project Comments: Shell Island East constructed with Berms to Barriers funds (PRJID 49); Shell Island West constructed with NRDA funds (PRJID 339).
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 185877510
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 7259216
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 178618294