Project Aims To Stop Erosion Along 4 Miles Of GIWW

LAROSE, LA (AP) — Four miles of embankment along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Lafourche Parish are being strengthened and restored under a public-private project to stop salt water from creeping inland and to keep the channel from eroding.

         The America's Wetland Foundation announced the project on Tuesday.

         The project has already begun. The foundation says crews are installing a plastic material along the embankment that allows marsh grasses to grow on it. The hope is that this will strengthen the embankment.

- Sponsors -

         Erosion has been a problem along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

         Several companies, Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state of Louisiana, the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association and private landowners are involved in the project.

         The first mile of embankment stabilization is estimated to cost $1.2 million.

- Partner Content -

Entergy’s Energy Smart Program Brings Cost Conscious Innovation to New Orleans

Offering comprehensive energy efficiency at no cost to the consumer, Entergy’s Energy Smart program incentivizes Entergy New Orleans customers to perform energy-saving upgrades in...



Digital Sponsors / Become a Sponsor

Follow the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in New Orleans.

Email Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter