Two St. Bernard Parish coastal projects moving forward

St. Bernard Parish Government is pleased to announce that two major coastal restoration projects in St. Bernard Parish have been selected for further consideration under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. The projects were chosen as part of a nomination and selection process administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Each of the projects will now be subject to further feasibility and benefit-cost analyses by the CWPPRA Technical Committee.

The Reggio Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration project was voted #2 in the Breton Basin. This is a high priority project that would create or nourish approximately 483 acres of marsh on the east side of Reggio and Delacroix. As part of the project, two canals along Bayou Terre aux Boeufs would also be plugged. The preliminary cost estimate is $15-$20 million.

 

 

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