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Feds approve sand source for Louisiana barrier island rebuilding project

June 11, 2015

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has signed an agreement with Louisiana officials allowing the state to mine 13.4 million cubic yards of sand from Ship Shoal, an underwater sand formation in federal waters. The sand will be used to rebuild the Caillou Lake Headlands – also known as Whiskey Island – on the southern edge of Terrebonne Parish.