Tag: Coastal Restoration

Resources – Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement

See also: River Diversion Research Articles The official site: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement Released for Public Review and Comment Note – in order to make it more difficult for reporters and others to use the files, they…

Ownership of Submerged Lands in Louisiana

INVENTORY OF STATE LANDS OFFICE OF STATE LANDS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION (2018) The state does not have clear title to an estimated 286,467 acres of water bottoms, as private parties also claim ownership of these lands. These “dualclaimed” water bottoms…

Louisiana Attorney General Sues the Corps over Intracoastal Canal

Louisiana v. United States – Complaint in Intracoastal Canal Litigation Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry discussion lawsuit and explaining that climate change is a hoax and that sea level is rising. – Facebook video on the AG Facebook page. The AG…

Louisiana Canals and Their Influence on Wetland Development – 1973

Davis, Donald Wayne, “Louisiana Canals and Their Influence on Wetland Development.” (1973). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 2386. http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_disstheses/2386 Coastal Louisiana, according to recent measurements, has 4,572 miles of canals. This network can be divided into five types; drainage and…

City of Del Mar Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan

City of Del Mar Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan The Del Mar Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan serves as the City of Del Mar’s long-range planning guide to address future sea-level rise and its effects on storm surge and coastal flooding and…

Louisiana Coastal Land Loss Since 1956

Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana After the 2005 Hurricanes: A Historical Perspective (from 1956) – Full Size Poster This map only shows land as lost when it is turned to open water. There are large areas of land, such…

Mississippi Delta Subsidence in Action – Fort Proctor

Photo by Marli Miller – marlimillerphoto.com A visualization of century-scale impacts of subsidence and sea level rise as seen in a time sequence reconstruction at Fort Proctor in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana by Chris McLindon Fort Proctor is a pre-civil war…

Who has to pay for the MRGO Closure and Wetlands Restoration?

Most Corps of Engineers wetlands projects require the state or other non-federal sponsor to pay for part of the cost. This is both a cost-sharing measure and a measure to make sure that the state really needs the project –…

A Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico

The Trustees have reached a settlement with BP to resolve BP’s liability for natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Under this settlement, BP will pay up to $8.8 billion for restoration. Based on our thorough assessment of impacts to…

Small Scale River Diversions

The Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan proposes to build a small number of large river diversions. Another approach is to create small breaks in the levees to allow overflow into wetlands during floods that more closely resembles natural processes. This would…

Sea Level Rise Affects on Marshes

Sea Level Rise Affecting Marshes Model John D Boon, John M Brubaker & David R Forrest, Chesapeake Bay land subsidence and sea level change, App. Mar. Sci. and Ocean Eng., Report 1–73 (2010).

Coastal Restoration of San Francisco Bay

The Baylands and Climate Change: What we can do. Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Science Update 2015 – Coastal Restoration of San Francisco Bay Original Site: THE BAYLANDS ECOSYSTEM HABITAT GOALS PROJECT This is a well thought through plan that recognizes that…

Coastal Restoration as Keynesian Spending – Building Jobs in Louisiana with Other People’s Money

The key to understanding Louisiana Coastal Restoration is to forget wetlands and floods and look at the money. Pretty much all of the money for coastal restoration and related “resiliency” projects is intended to come from other people, primarily the…

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program – Science Plan

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program – Science Plan (2015) This is mostly vague generalities, but there is a pointed criticism of diversions on page 20: The impacts of diversions must be vigorously studied before actions are taken. For example, redistribution…

Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans

Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans. Water Resources Management Practicum 2007 Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin–Madison August 2008. Follow-up study: Wetland Restoration and Community-Based Development Bayou Bienvenue, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans.…

Legal resources for coastal erosion and marsh destruction claims

Also see: Louisiana Levee Board Coastal Erosion Law Suit; Louisiana Parish Lawsuits Against the Oil Industry for Wetlands Destruction Law Professor’s Brief on Louisiana Public Trust Doctrine Terrebonne Parish Sch. Bd. v. Castex Energy, Inc., 893 So. 2d 789 (La 2005) “We…

Executive Order: Taking Action to Protect Communities and Reduce the Cost of Future Flood Disasters

Original Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Protect Communities and Reduce the Cost of Future Flood Disasters Executive Order – Establishing A Federal Flood Risk Management Standard And A Process For Further Soliciting And Considering Stakeholder Input FEMA Flood Risk Management Site…

The True Cost of Louisiana Coastal Restoration

Turning Coastal Restoration and Protection Plans Into Realities: The Cost of Comprehensive Coastal Restoration and Protection, An Issue Paper of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, August 18, 2014 “When one includes the anticipated costs of the…

Faulting and Tectonic Subsidence on the Louisiana Coast – Goose Point

Also see: Faults Haggar, K. S., 2014, Coastal land loss and landscape level plant community succession: An expected result of natural tectonic subsidence, fault movement, and sea level rise: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 64, p. 139–159. Coastal…

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife – More Climate Change Denial

National Wildlife Federation: Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities (2014) [Some of the inland projects do make sense, such as dealing with the water flow into the Everglades. But the coastal projects all…

Community Resettlement Prospects in Southeast Louisiana

Community Resettlement Prospects in Southeast Louisiana: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Legal, Cultural, and Demographic Aspects of Moving Individuals and Communities. An Issue Paper of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy September 2014. From the report: This paper…

The Delta Cycle and the Future of Coastal Louisiana

Chris McLindon and Edward Richards – Board of Commissioners of SLFPA-E vs. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., et.al. – Legal and Geological Evaluation (View in slide show mode to see the animations.) This is a summary presentation of the issues: Time and River:Coastal…

River Diversion Research Articles

The Changing Course competition for alternatives to the Master Plan It is interesting that none of the reports by the teams were published by Changing Course groups. This is the one I was able to find: A DELTA FOR ALL:…