LCA Design Agreement Signed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District officials have signed the design agreement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program project.

According to the Army Corps, the $1.6 million project will create about 150 acres of new wetlands.

Dredged material for the project will come from the routine maintenance dredging of the Tiger Pass federal navigation channel from about mile 7 to mile 14 on the Mississippi River.

The project is part of the overall LCA BUDMAT program, which aims to restore and create coastal landscape features such as, but not limited to, marshes, ridges and islands that provide wildlife and fisheries habitat, reduce the loss of existing coastal landscape features and provide risk reduction to Louisiana’s coastal infrastructure.

 

Photo: Image source: USACE

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