CPRA Celebrates Completion of Cameron Creole Marsh Creation Project

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The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced the completion of the Cameron Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project.

CPRA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) shared in the $12.4 million construction cost to create and nourish more than 700 acres of degraded marsh on the eastern shore of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish.

The project was primarily funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), a federal/state partnership. The LDNR provided additional funding which enabled the expansion of the project and the creation of additional acreage.

In addition to the Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project, this calendar year has seen the completion of two other projects in Southwest Louisiana with a total value of approximately $56 million, both funded largely by CWPPRA and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing in Cameron Parish restored and nourished approximately 960 acres, while Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration in Vermilion Parish created and nourished more than 400 acres and installed nine water control structures to improve the flow of fresh water and sediment within the interior wetlands.

Construction is ongoing on the Cameron-Creole Freshwater Introduction project, a $26 million CWPPRA-funded partnership with CPRA and the NRCS.

Additionally, the Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation and Terracing project, a CWPPRA-funded partnership with CPRA and NMFS, will go out to bid in the coming weeks.

The project will use dredged material to restore approximately 400 acres of coastal marsh habitat and will construct more than 12,000 linear feet of earthen terraces on the west side of Calcasieu Lake.


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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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