Coastal project finished in southwest Terrebonne

A $36 million, eight-year project to restore marshes around Lost Lake in southwestern Terrebonne Parish is complete.

The work was funded through the federal Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act and benefited 749 acres of marsh about 15 miles west of Dularge.

Design began in 2010, with money dedicated in 2015. The project, led by the Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority, was completed earlier this month.

It created marsh around Lake Paige and Bayou DeCade and along the northwestern shore of Lost Lake, where significant erosion has occurred. The project aimed to restore the structural framework of the area, which is already seeing a vanishing barrier between Lake Paige and Bayou DeCade.

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