First $10M of $50B Louisiana coastal restoration plan is secured

The first $10 million of a 50-year, $50 billion Louisiana coastal restoration plan has been secured, and the work will start immediately, while waiting for legislation to pass Congress.

The money will be used to restore the coast using dredging material, and would add about 3 miles of wetlands every year over the next 50 years.

Overall the plan would add about 900 new miles of land with better protection while pushing the erosion elsewhere.

Another goal of the long-term plan is to add better storm protection to the coast with stronger hurricane barriers and better drainage.

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