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CPRA Seeks Project Ideas for Sustainable Coast Master Plan

October 24, 2019

dredgemag.com, Dredging Review -- The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan…

Loren Scott report measures positive impact of south Louisiana sediment diversions

October 16, 2019

“In Plaquemines Parish specifically, business sales within the parish are expected to increase by $2.3 billion and $7.2 million will be added to the local treasury. Constructing these projects would support an annual average of 391 jobs a year with…

Building sediment diversions could add $3.1 billion, 4,000 jobs to local economy, study says

October 16, 2019

“A new study of the economic effects of building the state’s proposed $700 million Mid-Breton and $1.15 billion Mid-Barataria sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish concludes they would increase regional sales revenue by $3.1 billion and support nearly 4,000 jobs over…

New Study Shows Construction of Sediment Diversions Will Deliver Significant Economic Benefits

October 16, 2019

“A new report released today by Dr. Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. details the regional economic impacts of building the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions. The report, “The Economic Impact of Constructing the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Projects”…

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

October 3, 2019

“Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is now south Louisiana.”

CPRA Accepting Proposals for Atchafalaya River Basin Projects

September 26, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for specific projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

Louisiana Announces $160 Million Project to Restore Two Barrier Islands

September 26, 2019

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin in Louisiana.

Restoration project to get $160 million

September 16, 2019

Settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill will finance a $160 million restoration of two barrier islands and a headland off the coast of Terrebonne Parish.

Gov. Edwards outlines project to restore barrier islands

September 16, 2019

Governor Edwards outlined today the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin.

Three Barrier Island Projects Announced

September 16, 2019

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards outlined the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin on September 13.