This page includes weekly updates regarding the operations of the Caernarvon and Davis Pond diversions.
The CPRA Coastal Information Management System (CIMS) is the central access point for additional information on the CPRA’s protection and restoration projects and ongoing initiatives. CIMS includes a series of interactive GIS-based maps, a tabular database with a variety of project and monitoring data available for download, and a document library containing project reports and associated information. The information on this website is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered authoritative for any other uses. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority does not warrant or guarantee its accuracy, nor does the CPRA assume any responsibility or liability for any reliance thereon.
CRMS is a multiple reference approach that uses aspects of hydrogeomorphic functional assessments and probabilistic sampling. This approach includes a suite of sites that encompass the range of ecological conditions for each stratum, with projects placed on a continuum of conditions found for that stratum.
Public records requests may be directed via email to CPRAPublicRecords@la.gov.
This page contains brief descriptions and links to various documents related to diversion research in Louisiana.
Click on this link to perform a content management search for documents and data pertaining to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA).
The two-year study conducted by the LSU Economics and Policy Research Group and the RAND Corporation quantified economic impacts of ongoing and future land loss in Louisiana, demonstrating a need and justification for Coastal Master Plan project expenditures that can save billions during future storm events.
This section is intended to provide technical guidance and sound engineering principles for the design and construction of flood protection systems and restoration projects within the Louisiana Coastal Zone, and is not intended to replace the professional engineering judgment of the design engineer. The CPRA will continue to improve and update design guidelines through further development and refinement.
Information for the public on land change, flood risk, and coastal vegetation change. Also includes updates on 2017 Draft Coastal Master Plan projects and other resources for individuals to reduce their flood risk.
The extensive scientific analysis that was conducted to support the decision-making process for the 2012 Coastal Master Plan was an unprecedented effort. The advances in science-based planning made in the Coastal Master Plan incorporate the principles and practices recommended by the science and engineering community, which included over 100 practitioners with regional, national and international experience. The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Special Issue #67 highlights this work.
This special issue contains 10 peer-review articles about key aspects of the Master Plan analysis, including eco-hydrology, wetland morphology, vegetation, fish and wildlife habitats, nitrogen removal, surge and waves, flood risk, parametric uncertainty and planning tool. The special issue also includes an overview of the science-based and publicly-informed decision making process. Over 40 scientists, engineers and planners contributed as authors to the special issue.
Includes general guidelines to help develop restoration projects that are consistent with the Master Plan. These guidelines are applicable to all restoration projects that receive state funding.
Hydrographic, accretion, herbaceous marsh vegetation, soil properties, and surface elevation data collected by the CPRA are now available on-line. All downloaded files will be in zipped, comma-delimited format with headers that describe the data. For a detailed explanation of all data types, please review the Data Descriptions document.
This page includes a link to the Letter of No Objection (LNO) Submission Requirements to the CPRA.
As a result of the 2013 Regular Session of the Legislature, R.S. 38:330.1(C)(2)(c) and (3)(a) were amended and re-enacted to place the territorial jurisdiction, board of commissioners, appointments, terms, compensation, vacancy, officers, meetings and domicile of both the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West under the auspices of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority effective June 5, 2013.