ABOUT THIS PROJECT
This project involved maintenance navigational dredging in the Mississippi River Ship Channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The scope of the project entailed deepening the draft navigation entrance channel from 40 feet to -45.0 feet deep and 750 feet wide, improving travel through the New Orleans and Baton Rouge reaches of the Mississippi River. In total, approximately 8 million cubic yards of material were dredged from the Head of Passes Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA). The California, Florida, and Terrapin Island deposited the material in the Wetland Creation Area for beneficial reuse.