Shell Island Restoration

by J. C. Chang, Brown & Root U.S.A. Inc, Houston, United States,
C. B. Pettersson, Brown & Root U.S.A. Inc, Houston, United States,
J. Moger, Brown & Root U.S.A. Inc, Houston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Shell Island is a barrier island along the Louisiana coast that protects back bays and marsh land south of New Orleans. In 1979, the island was breached by a hurricane, exposing the back bay and marsh area marine life. This paper presents the engineering study to close the breach and restore the island.

Subject Headings: Islands | Coastal management | Bays | Barrier islands | Ecological restoration | Hurricanes and typhoons | Lifeline systems | North America | Louisiana | United States | New Orleans

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