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While people and businesses all over America are affected by Louisiana’s ongoing land loss catastrophe, the impacts hit us here at home first. Citizens see the landscape washing away firsthand, and they fear the worst when storms approach our coast. The state of Louisiana is aggressively responding to this crisis and has identified specific projects that address the root causes of land loss.

Since 2007, the state has substantially increased its financial commitment to the coast, and the result has been a tremendous amount of progress.

The CPRA has:

  • Built or improved approximately 369 miles of levees
  • Benefited over 55,807 acres (87.2 square miles) of coastal habitat
  • Secured approximately $21.4 billion in state and federal funding for protection and restoration projects
  • Identified and used dozens of different federal, state, local, and private funding sources for projects
  • Completed more than 150 projects to benefit coastal Louisiana
  • Constructed projects in 20 parishes
  • Restored 71.6 miles of barrier islands

The CPRA is continuing to build on this momentum.

Over 50 projects will begin or continue construction during Fiscal Year 2019, including 44 in engineering and design and 6 in design.

There is much work to be done, but we are determined to sustain our coastal communities, habitats, and the Louisiana culture we all treasure.