Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures (CS-0065)

Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures (CS-0065)

New Orleans

The Project is a large-scale hydrologic restoration project located in southwestern Louisiana within Cameron Parish. The goal of the Project is to limit the intrusion of saline water into Lake Calcasieu and surrounding habitats, thereby reducing the rate of wetland loss. Five distinct design features have been identified that achieve the project goal. Four design firms have been assigned final design of these features. The results of the data collection and laboratory testing will be provided to the firms providing final design documentation for the project.

The field sampling effort for this project included performing soil borings and Cone Penetrometer Tests from a lift boat or “jackup barge”, pontoon spud barge, and a marsh buggy.  Undisturbed samples were transported to our New Orleans Laboratory for testing and further evaluation.

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