Determining the Influence of Surface Water Diversions on physical and nutrient characteristics of wetland soils


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

microbial

Project Description

This wetland project will examine if and how the 10+ years of operation of Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion changed the soil marsh properties of bulk density, organic matter content, and nutrient content that are important to coastal marsh accretion and resilience in Barataria Basin. Data from this research could help inform CPRA about the continued use of large freshwater diversions (Davis Pond and Caernarvon).

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana State University


Project ID: 825
Project Name: Determining the Influence of Surface Water Diversions on physical and nutrient characteristics of wetland soils
SourceUID: LA-COE_RFP1_White
Latitude: 30.41407
Longitude: -91.17577
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: John White
Point of Contact – Phone: jrwhite@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8792
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana State University
Link: https://thewaterinstitute.org/la-coe#mission
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): 83328
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 83328
DWH Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 0