Unique and Innovative Barataria Marsh Solution Way Ahead of Schedule
With more than 1,070 acres of the massive project complete, the Upper Barataria Marsh Creation project in coastal Louisiana is well ahead of schedule.
NOAA’s largest wetland restoration project ever is ahead of schedule, and is on track to be completed months earlier than anticipated. When finished, the marsh project will create habitat, reduce erosion, and protect communities.
The project design includes five marsh creation areas, each of which has a unique shape and size. The construction of all marsh creation areas is expected to be completed well ahead of schedule due to better-than-expected replenishment of sediment dredged from the Mississippi River. To date, 1,070 acres of marsh have been restored. The project has a budget of up to $181 million.