Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure ribbon cutting

Staff Report

CPRA Deputy Executive Director Jason Lanclos joined local officials from the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District and Lafourche Parish to dedicate the Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure, a barge gate that can be closed when harmful saltwater is intruding up Bayou Lafourche.

CPRA used $4.125 million in funds from its Coastal Impact Assistance Program to build the structure at Lockport.

It is another component of CPRA's Mississippi River Reintroduction into Bayou Lafourche (BA-0161), a $26.7 million suite of work using Mississippi River water, dredging and infrastructure to increase the flow capacity of Bayou Lafourche, benefiting the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins through reductions in the salinities and/or nourishment of wetlands with the introduction and distribution of sediment and nutrients from the river.