Barrier Island Dune Restoration To Begin In May
PORT FOURCHON, LA (AP) — Phase two of a more than $200 million project to help protect Lafourche Parish from storm surge is scheduled to start in May.
The Courier’s Aaren Gordon reports the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project aims to add barrier island shoreline just south of Port Fourchon, where about 45 feet of land is being washed away per year.
When complete, the headland, which includes Fourchon Beach from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass near Grand Isle, will be raised to an elevation of 4.5 feet.
In November, the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority awarded $145.7 million for the construction of phase two, using settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill.