The marsh creation project is south of The Pen. The corridor will be constructed from the back levee to the Barataria Waterway.
Once completed, this project will: provide the means to re-establish a contiguous reach of emergent wetlands along the Barataria Landbridge; use sustainable sediment sources to restore and nourish wetlands in an area where sediments are limited; and provide an access corridor that can enhance cost savings of future projects that need long-distance sediment conveyance technology.
To date, the project plans and specifications have been completed. This project is headed to construction.
Project number: BA-43 (EB)
Estimated Total Cost: $$66.1 million
Land Benefited: 371 acres