Plaquemines Parish plans to build a $1.5 million, 40-acre circular barrier island to protect and help rebuild Cat Island, according to nola.com.
P.J. Hahn, Parish Coastal Director, said Tuesday that the Dredging Supply Company of Reserve is expected to help with sediment dredging.
Hahn said the state gave Plaquemines Parish $1.2 million for the barrier project and that the parish is putting up $260,000.
“The $1.5 million will go to construct the barrier island, which will wrap about a 40-acre swath within Cat Bay — alongside Barataria Bay. Cat Island sits in the middle of that 40-acre area in Plaquemines,” Hahn concluded.
Dredging Today Staff, May 23, 2012;