BEFORE & AFTER TRANSFORMATIONS
Coastal restoration of Scofield Island was part of Louisiana’s berm-to-barrier island program that involved the construction of two and a half miles of beach and marshland that rebuilt and reinforced the barrier island’s existing shoreline. Scofield Island is a 2.4 mile-long barrier island located between Scofield Bayou and the merger of Bay Coquette and the Gulf of Mexico. It is west of the active Mississippi River (Plaquemines-Balize/”Bird’s Foot”) Delta in the Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.
DIYAR AL MUHARRAQ
This project involved the excavation and placement of 80 million cubic meters of material for the construction of the Diyar al Muharraq island system in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The new island system comprises of nearly 3,000 acres and will be used for real estate development. To this day, Diyar al Muharraq is one of the largest projects GLDD has ever completed.
Sand Island now provides a better foundation for its 138-year-old lighthouse. As a result, the lighthouse now has critical protection from the environmental elements.