Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016
Initiate the design and critical environmental regulatory review required to construct a river diversion to utilize freshwater and sediment from the Atchafalaya River and dredged material to build, sustain, and maintain wetlands within the Terrebonne Basin. Once constructed and operated, this diversion project will restore freshwater influence in this basin and reduce wetland loss by approximately 13,000 acres over 50 years.