Benefits of the Master Plan

  • Includes a wide variety of project types distributed throughout the coast
  • The plan improves flood protection for every community in coastal Louisiana, at a minimum through nonstructural programs
  • Invests in restoring barrier islands, headlands, and shorelines as first lines of defense against storms
  • Reduces future risk of damage from flooding throughout Louisiana’s coast by $5.3 billion to $18 billion annually
  • Includes the nation’s largest investment, $20 billion, in sediment mining and marsh creation projects
  • Potential to build between 580-800 square miles of land
  • Robust commercial and recreational activities coastwide
  • By increasing flood protection and building land, the plan supports coastal industries and the workforce they depend on

(Image Credits: Top to bottom - Lindsey Hickman; Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority)