CPRA Continues Work on Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) yesterday briefed officials from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies regarding a draft initial operations plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion.

A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the sediment diversion is key to a long-term sustainable strategy to reduce land loss rates and sustain wetlands that were injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to CPRA.

CPRA added that this draft initial operations plan is a key component of the permitting process as it will be used to understand the project impacts, both positive and negative, including an assessment of how water levels, salinity, and wetlands may change in the Barataria Basin.

The State of Louisiana’s proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is intended to achieve the greatest possible wetland restoration results while minimizing other effects on Mississippi River and Barataria Basin resources.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serves as the lead federal permitting agency for the project in accordance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899. GEC, Inc. was selected as the contractor to conduct the third party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project in coordination with the USACE.

Public Scoping meetings, anticipated to take place this summer, are a critical part of the EIS process and will allow citizens and stakeholders to provide feedback to the USACE on the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion and the draft initial operations plan, concluded CPRA.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

IADC SEMINAR ON DREDGING AND RECLAMATION IN DELFT

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops…

read more >

10th Dredging & Land Reclamation Summit 2019

The 10th Dredging & Land Reclamation World between 15-18 July 2019 in London is aimed at resolving…

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply