West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment Gets Support

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for engineering and design of the West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization Project.

This project is the first of seven projects the RESTORE Council has selected for funding under its Initial Funded Priorities List that will directly benefit Louisiana.

The West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization Project is in the state’s Coastal Master Plan and is designed to address degradation within Louisiana’s Barataria/Plaquemines barrier island system.

The goal of this work is to restore and enhance dune and back-barrier marsh habitat benefitting interior wetlands and Gulf estuarine dependent marine species.

This scheme will also protect, restore and maintain ecologically important breeding and nesting habitat of colonial nesting water birds including Louisiana’s state bird, the brown pelican, as well as migratory shorebirds including the endangered piping plover.

Additionally, this project will promote community resilience and reduce risk to infrastructure by providing storm surge and wave attenuation.

West Grand Terre is located immediately northeast of Grand Isle at the mouth of the Barataria Basin.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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