The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion
The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is a premier restoration project that has the potential to sustain and rebuild thousands of acres of wetlands in coastal Louisiana.
This diversion will serve as a cornerstone for large-scale, coastal restoration in Lousiana. Mid-Barataria sediment diversion will not only build new land but will also help sustain other restoration efforts, such as marsh creation.
For example, in addition to building new land in its own right, the Mid-Barataria diversion will help sustain other marsh creation projects in the area.
Where will it be?
The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be located between New Orleans and Barataria Bay, on the west side of the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove.
How does it work?
A unique partnership between the State of Louisiana and the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition brought together engineers, scientists and technical experts to research and model the diversion.
External resources on diversions
- Slideshow, "Marsh Building Mid-Barataria Diversion" (pdf)
- Louisiana Coastal Area, Background of Mid-Barataria
- Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act project information
- Delta Dispatches, Mid-Barataria blog posts