Final Environmental Impact Statement

A final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet (MRGO) – Lake Borgne Wetland Creation and Shoreline Protection, Louisiana, project prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is available for review.

There are no substantive changes between the draft and final EIS. The Selected Plan would construct shoreline protection features along the Lake Borgne shoreline and restore and nourish wetlands in the MRGO and Lake Borgne estuarine complex. The Selected Plan, with a total estimated cost of $62,400,000 would initially create, nourish, and protect a total of 3,867 acres of wetlands.

A copy of the final EIS is available upon request. Please contact Dr. William P. Klein Jr.; US Army Corps of Engineers; Planning, Programs, and Project Management Division; Environmental Planning and Compliance Branch; CEMVN-PM-RS; P.O. Box 60267; New Orleans, Louisiana 70160-0267. Dr. Klein may also be contacted at (504) 862-2540, by email to, or by fax to (504) 862-2088.

Image of proposed shoreline protection features along the Lake Borgne shoreline

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