Department of Commerce
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2018
The NOAA Restoration Center will complete planning, design, and engineering required to restore the hydrology of 150 acres of estuarine tidal marsh and brackish marsh that historically drained south through two tidal creeks into Oyster Bay and Bon Secour Bay, located in the City of Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Alabama. Completion of these activities will provide the NOAA Restoration Center with a full understanding of the construction alternatives at this site, environmental impact and benefits metrics; and the necessary information to seek Category 2 funds for implementation. Replacing the existing culverts at the site with larger box culverts or bridges will improve flow, maximize tidal exchange, restore aquatic species movement, and improve overall function to 150 acres of adjacent wetlands.