Coast Builders Coalition

Future Costs of Marsh Creation Projects in Coastal Louisiana

Duration: 2 Years

Author(s): Denise Reed

This study looks at how costs of marsh creation can change over time and some of the factors that influence those changes. Done for the Coast Builders Coalition and the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, the study looked at seven sites and considered multiple possible scenarios for sea level rise, inflation rates, and two different criteria for fill depth. Using this information, the report examines how cost savings could be achieved and how either borrowing money or investing it could alter the timing of restoration and construction costs.