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Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Overview In 2000, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and State of Louisiana initiated the LCA Ecosystem Restoration Study to address Louisiana’s severe coastal land loss problem. Culminating in 2004 with a programmatic level main report and environmental impact statement, the LCA Study recommended the Medium Diversion at Myrtle Grove […]

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Mid-Barataria diversion could create 22 square miles of land in 20 years, researcher says

Louisiana’s proposed Mid-Barataria sediment diversion, which would be located on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish, could create from 6 square miles to 22 square miles of new land and wetlands after 20 years of operation, according to new modeling by the Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the […]

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Advisory panel gets preview of complex problems facing Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project

An expert panel advising state officials on issues involving plans to build as many as 10 major sediment diversions along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers to rebuild the state’s rapidly eroding coastal wetlands got a sneak preview of issues surrounding what is likely to be the first of those diversions: the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion […]

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Mid-Barataria project could be first of 10 in state aimed at reinforcing eroding coast

Money is finally falling into place for a major new project that would tap the silt-laden Mississippi River to create 50 square miles of wetlands — the first of what officials hope will be 10 such diversions designed to reinforce Louisiana’s eroding coast.

Construction of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion could start as early as 2015.

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Mid-Barataria project could be first of 10 in state aimed at reinforcing eroding coast

Money is finally falling into place for a major new project that would tap the silt-laden Mississippi River to create 50 square miles of wetlands — the first of what officials hope will be 10 such diversions designed to reinforce Louisiana’s eroding coast.

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Louisiana could begin building Mid-Barataria sediment diversion by late 2015

Construction of a major diversion that would funnel sediment and freshwater from the Mississippi River into the Barataria Basin at Myrtle Grove to rebuild wetlands could begin by the fall of 2015, thanks to money coming as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, state coastal officials learned Wednesday.

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CPRA Mississippi River Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program Collaborative Delivery Market Sounding

Introduction The Louisiana Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast identifies sediment diversions as essential to sustaining coastal Louisiana. The primary purpose of the sediment diversion projects included in the plan is to reintroduce freshwater and sediment from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers into the adjacent basins to reestablish deltaic processes in order to build, […]

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CEER 2014 Presentations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 James Pahl — Incorporating Sea-Level Rise in Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan Syed Khalil — Gulf Regional Sediment Management Master Plan (GRSMMP): An Overview of the Sediment Resources of Northern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Elizabeth Davoli — Soliciting Stakeholder Input to Inform the Permitting Process: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion and Maurepas […]

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State to Receive $67.9 million for Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Projects

Louisiana is receiving $67.9 million to advance projects designed to improve the marine and coastal environments, ecosystems, and habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and bordering states harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced today. The funds were generated by agreements between BP, Transocean, and the U.S. […]

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