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Getting Down to Basics: The Environmental Impact Statement Process for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

As CPRA advances the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion and other priority projects toward construction, Restore the Mississippi River Delta staff experts will aim to give you updates on key steps of the process.

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CPRA Releases Draft Initial Operations Plan for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Permitting Process

April 4, 2017 – Earlier today, officials from Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) briefed officials from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies regarding a draft initial operations plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the sediment diversion is key to a long-term sustainable strategy […]

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CPRA Solicits Proposals for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Engineering and Design

On March 6, the Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released a Request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for eligible firms interested in providing engineering, surveying, and other technical support for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.

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Mid-Barataria sediment diversion is granted fast-track permitting

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein — The proposed Mid-Barataria sediment diversion near Myrtle Grove, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, has been approved by a White House council for streamlining its federal permitting and review process, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday (Jan. 24). Approval came during the waning days of […]

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Gov. Edwards’ Request Granted, Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Identified for Permit Prioritization and Streamlining

BATON ROUGE — The White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council rendered approval to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request to include Louisiana’s Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard, a government-wide effort to streamline the federal permitting and review process while increasing transparency.

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Third-Party Environmental Impact Statement Contractor Selected for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected Gulf Engineers & Consultants (GEC) as the contractor to conduct the third party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD). CPRA submitted an updated permit application to the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in June, 2016, and […]

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CPRA Solicits Proposals to Conduct Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced its plans to issue a Request for Proposal for qualified firms interested in conducting an Environmental Impact Statement on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be the first major controlled sediment diversion reconnecting the Mississippi River with its delta. It is a cornerstone of Louisiana’s […]

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Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Draft 30% Deliverables

Executive Summary Final Draft – Executive Summary Report Alternative 1 Base Design, 30 percent Basis of Design Base Design Report Appendix A: Sediment Budget Appendix B: Navigation Ship Simulation Appendix C: Channel Lining Appendix D: CTB Pump Station Outfall Appendix E: Bridge Type Foundation Appendix F: Access to Project Appendix G: Specifications Appendix H: Probably […]

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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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