Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp (Planning)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Louisiana

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: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Planning Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Lakes / Rivers

Project Description

This is a planning project that includes engineering and design of the Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project, leading to construction-ready plans and specifications and the development of an adaptive management plan to guide decision-making for future project maintenance activities. The Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp Project would restore and enhance the health and sustainability of the Maurepas Swamp through the reintroduction of seasonal Mississippi River inflow.

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Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 718
Project Name: Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID44
Latitude: 30.15341003
Longitude: -90.61627248
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: St. John the Baptist, St. James, Ascension, Livingston
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Lakes and/or Rivers
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: State of Louisiana
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
Project Comments: None
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): 33390000
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 : 14190000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 19200000