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

April 4, 2017

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 to reduce land loss rates and sustain wetlands that were injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This draft initial operations plan is a key component of the permitting process as it will be used to understand the project impacts, both positive and negative, including an assessment of how water levels, salinity, and wetlands may change in the Barataria Basin.