Louisiana’s Largest-Ever Marsh Creation Project

May 11, 2022 | Projects, News

Last week Mike Hooks, LLC began dredging operations on the largest marsh creation project in the history of the State of Louisiana.

Funded by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Program, the Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project in St. Bernard Parish will reestablish the bay rim and create, nourish, and restore over 2,700 acres of degraded intertidal marsh habitat, creating natural storm surge protection from hurricanes and reversing land loss.

13 million cubic yards of dredged material, the equivalent of three Superdomes, will be pumped from the Dredge Mike Hooks two miles out and strategically placed into a 30-mile ring of containment dike. We’re building to a height that accounts for sea level rise, and the project is expected to have a lifespan of 20+ years.

All of us at Mike Hooks are proud to be on this transformational project for Louisiana’s coast and honored to be working with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana, Duplantis Design Group, and with such great partners, like DEAN.

More on this project from John Snell at WVUE Fox 8.

 

Lake Borgne Plan

Contractors will pump mud into areas shown in green along the shoreline of Lake Borne.(Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | CPRA)

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