Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Monitoring Plans for Louisiana's System-Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Version IV

The purpose of this report is to describe the development of a coastwide monitoring plan for Louisiana with specific implementation recommendations for Barataria Basin, Pontchartrain Region (Breton Sound, Pontchartrain and Mississippi River Delta basins), and the western basins of Calcasieu-Sabine, Mermentau, Teche-Vermilion, Atchafalaya, and Terrebonne. This cross-disciplinary research was conducted under the Coastal Ecology and Human Dimensions programs with additional support from the Applied Geosciences and the Natural Systems Modeling programs at The Water Institute of the Gulf.