Project Benefits


MORGANZA SUCCESS STORY - WETLANDS RESTORATION (June 2016)

SUMMARY OF MORGANZA-TO-THE-GULF NEED FOR FEDERAL WRDA AUTHORIZATION

 

Flood Protection:

•  100-year level of storm surge protection (Category 3 hurricane)

Ecosystem Sustainability:

•  Links hurricane protection with coastal restoration

•  Reduces saltwater intrusion, and improves hydrology by allowing water to move between the interior and exterior marshes of the system

•  Improves or protects over 1,700 square miles of coastal wetlands in Terrebonne Parish

•  Mitigation plan will create an additional 1,352 acres of coastal marsh

•  Morganza-to-the-Gulf is included in the 2012 Louisiana Master Plan for Coastal Protection and Restoration

Economic Security:

•  Protects vital national infrastructure, including 9,300 miles of pipelines and billions of dollars of infrastructure

•  Protects the Houma-Thibodaux, LA metropolitan area, home to hundreds of national, international, and regional businesses that support the global energy industry and Port Fourchon.

 • Reduces flood damages, insurance claims, and flood insurance costs.

 

Energy that fuels this nation. Seafood that feeds the world.  A culture and environment like no other. This place and its 200,000 residents are worth saving.  Our best hope for survival is the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System.

 

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