The funds are now in the RESTORE Council-Selected Restoration Component, commonly referred to as "Bucket 2," a portion of the civil and administrative Clean Water Act penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The River Reintroduction into
"The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a terrible tragedy for the entire state," Kline said. "But that event has provided us with the funding to enact some of the most important and long-awaited projects in our Coastal Master Plan." Kline noted that the entire
"The swamp has been slowly transitioning from a bald cypress-tupelo swamp to fresh marsh and open water," said CPRA Executive Director
Project plans include the construction of three 10'x10' box culverts in the
Other project features include road and railroad crossings, pipeline and utility crossings, and outfall management features such as gaps in canal spoil banks and low-level weirs on certain bayous to help retain and distribute water throughout the swamp.
Construction will not disrupt traffic flow on
To learn more about the River Reintroduction into the