Barrier Island Reconstruction in Louisiana

by Robert S. Jones, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated, Government, Houma, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The Terrebonne Parish Government reconstructed thirty-eight (38) acres of Eastern Isle Dernieres, a barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, in an effort to retard coastal erosion (Figure 1). This project exemplifies low cost approaches to barrier island reconstruction. Discussions include contract management, sharing risks, material selection and placement, re-vegetation techniques, and stresses a flexible design process.

Subject Headings: Barrier islands | Construction management | Materials processing | Coastal processes | Coastal management | Government | Coastal environment | Construction costs | Louisiana | United States

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