CPRA wraps up South Pass Bird Island Project

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) recently completed the South Pass Bird Island Project in the Mississippi River Delta.

According to CPRA, this project included re-dredging two existing crevasses off of South Pass and dredging a new, smaller crevasse from one of the two larger crevasses.

Crevasses are cuts in a river bank that allow the river to deposit sediments into adjacent shallow bays.

The dredged material from all three crevasses was beneficially used to rebuild a nearby bird island.