Coastal Engineering Consultants, of Naples, FL just released some amazing aerial photos of the Whiskey Island Restoration Project. Whiskey Island is located near the South Central Louisiana coastline. Coastal Engineering specializes in coastal engineering, planning, survey and mapping, and coastal geology
Whiskey Island Project Details
The island is being constructed with funds from the settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In fact, the work includes beach and dune restoration, Crews are using material that has been dredged from the offshore ship shoal borrow source. In addition, they are restoring the marsh platform along the western half of the island.
Utilizing a hydraulic cutter suction dredge and booster stations, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company are dredging approximately 10 million cubic yards of seabed sand. They are also pumping it 14 miles through a submerged slurry pipeline. This will create more than 900 acres of barrier island and marsh habitat.
Referred Source: Dredge Today