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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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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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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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NFWF Funded Projects

Click on a Project Icon to Learn More   Caminada Beach and Dune Increment II: Engineering & Design ($3M) Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Project Significance: The Caminada Headland is a beach, dune, marsh, and maritime forest complex at the junction of Bayou Lafourche and the Gulf of Mexico. The project will create approximately 489 acres of […]

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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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