Sediment Availability and Management
posted on 01.25.2013
- Mead Allison, Principal Investigator
- Ehab Meselhe
- Brendan Yuill
Restoration of coastal Louisiana’s wetlands depends on sediment availability and the effective management of all sediment resources, including riverine sediment, in-system sediment from coastal bays and channels, and offshore sand that can be used for restoring barrier islands and wetlands. This project identifies sediment resources that can be used for restoration and protection without causing adverse ecological or economic consequences. The research involves improving the estimation of sediment budgets and predicting how sediment naturally moves from one location to another in rivers, along the barrier shoreline, and in bays and wetlands.