Gulf Guardian Award Winners 2003
Partnership Category - 2nd Place
|Company:||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District (Operations Division)|
|Project Name:||Mississippi Delta Region Project|
The Mississippi Delta Region (MDR) Project includes Caernarvon and Davis Pond River Diversions. Operations began in 1991 and 2002, respectively. The Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources partnered to plan, design, and construct the project. Located in coastal Louisiana, these structures divert freshwater, nutrients, and sediments, from the Mississippi River to bays and marshes of Breton Sound and Barataria Basins, respectively, for fish and wildlife enhancement. The project restores ecological conditions by controlling salinity and supplementing nutrients and sediments. Partners manage operations, maintenance, and monitoring, incorporating public and Interagency involvement to guide decisions.