Beneficial Use of Sediment Planning for Mississippi Sound (Planning)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Mississippi

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: Mississippi

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

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Other

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State of Alabama

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 604
Project Name: Beneficial Use of Sediment Planning for Mississippi Sound (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID22
Latitude: 30.28447397
Longitude: -88.8719168
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Jackson, Harrison, Hancock
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Other
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: State of Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State of Alabama
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Three Year Project
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): 2178847
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 : 2178847
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0