Coastal Projects

Proposed Elmer’s Island airstrip nixed

Controversial plan dropped after public outcry
October 08 at 10:34am
The existing 6-acre Brad Vincent Reef in Big Lake will be expanding its footprint in May when an additional 2,000 tons of material will be added to the site in another reef-building project by CCA Louisiana and its partners.

CCA to expand existing reef in Big Lake

Three to 4 acres being added to Brad Vincent Reef in May
April 30 at 8:58am
This illustration from the LSU AgCenter shows the non-native scale, left, that is affecting roseau cane along Louisiana's coast.

LDWF: Limit transporting roseau cane to prevent spread of pest

Tiny non-native insect already found in 11 coastal parishes, biologist says
September 07, 2017 at 5:36pm
A tiny insect known as Phragmites scale — discovered just last fall — is causing extensive damage to thousands of acres of roseau cane on the Mississippi River Delta. As of now, biologists don't have a solution to prevent it from spreading.

Biologists: Mealy bugs’ destruction of roseau cane in Mississippi River Delta ‘alarming’

More than 100,000 acres affected; pest already found on Grand Isle, LDWF says
June 15, 2017 at 10:19am
Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana announced that construction of a new 5- to 6-acre artificial reef on the south end of Big Lake is expected to begin later this spring.

CCA plans new artificial reef on south end of Big Lake

Construction set for later this spring
March 22, 2017 at 4:17pm
Chris Macaluso, with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, grabs a handful of sediment deposited from a diversion near Bay Deneese on the east side of the Mississippi River near Buras last year.

2017 Coastal Master Plan preview meeting set for next Tuesday in Gonzales

CPRA presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. at Cabela’s
October 20, 2016 at 4:26pm
New computer models indicate combining diversions and dredging projects could increase land-building efficiency while reducing harm to fisheries — a tandem approach that could also slow the effects of subsidence.

Combining diversions, dredging could increase land-building efficiency

Computer models show tandem approach also could slow effects of subsidence
October 12, 2016 at 5:23pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday issued an executive order directing all state agencies to adhere to the state's Coastal Master Plan, and not use restoration-designated BP funds to assist with Louisiana's budget crisis.

Edwards orders state agencies to adhere to Coastal Master Plan

Governor: BP dollars designated for coastal restoration will not be used to balance the budget
April 05, 2016 at 10:09am
Coastal restoration projects currently under construction are in danger of losing funding if Gov. Bobby Jindal's mid-year budget-balancing scheme is approved, reported.

Coastal restoration projects endangered by Jindal-sponsored budget scheme

Lame-duck governor proposes snatching $6.4 million from Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to plug budget deficit
November 24, 2015 at 9:58am
A project on Liner Canal in Terrebonne Parish features a water control structure that will increase the freshwater flow in an area severely threatened by saltwater intrusion, ultimately benefitting hundreds of acres of fresh and intermediate marsh.

DU dedicates three coastal restoration projects in Terrebonne Parish

More than 2,500 acres restored via Liner Canal, Carencro Bayou and Lost Lake projects, DU says
November 12, 2015 at 3:56pm
Freshwater diversions are just one part of the state's plan to begin restoring the coast.

Design plans leave future of some Louisiana coastal communities in doubt

Restoration proposals raise tough questions
November 02, 2015 at 9:28am

Lafourche Parish Council approves spending $1.3 million on coastal restoration

BP money earmarked for five projects, newspaper reports
October 30, 2015 at 1:55pm
BP will pay Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi more than $18 billion in fines and penalties resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf states to receive $18 billion settlement from BP

Fines and penalties from 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill to benefit habitat projects
July 02, 2015 at 10:29am

Design work to begin on Terrebonne Parish sediment pipeline project

Sediment would build land outside the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system
May 04, 2015 at 9:47pm