ABOUT THIS PROJECT
GLDD completed a coastal restoration effort along Scofield Island, involving the construction of 2.5 miles of beach and marshland. As part of the State of Louisiana’s berm-to-barrier island project, 1.9 million cubic yards of quality riverine sand were dredged to rebuild and reinforce the barrier island’s existing shoreline. An additional 1.5 million cubic yards were used to construct the marsh platform. Scofield was the first barrier island restoration effort to use sand from a borrow area in the Mississippi River, transporting the material through a record-setting 21-mile-long pipeline.