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The Facts on Restoring the Louisiana Coast

November 2, 2017
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  • A Living Coast Can Protect Louisiana

    Recognizing the loss of its coastline as an existential threat to Louisiana’s communities and economy, the state developed a Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast – a 50-year, $50-billion plan to rebuild Louisiana’s coast and its ecosystems. 

    Because protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast is a complex problem, it requires multiple solutions that work together. The plan includes 79 restoration projects, 13 structural protection projects, and 32 risk reduction projects that will be implemented throughout coastal Louisiana. The state of Louisiana estimates that the projects outlined in the master plan will reduce expected damage to coastal communities by $8.3 billion annually.