US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

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Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration - Suspended

The Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration Study (BBBS) is a barrier island restoration project identified in the LCA program.  It was authorized under the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 - Section 7006(c)(1)(C) and the State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is the cost-share partner in the development and implementation of this project.  The Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline is the regional segment of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana that is situated between the west bank of the Mississippi River at the active delta and the eastern shore of Terrebonne Bay.  The project consists of two reaches.  The Caminada Headland is located at the southern end of Lafourche and Jefferson Parishes.  Shell Island is part of the Plaquemines Parish barrier island chain.