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May 2, 2014 9:22 AM by AP

Shoreline fortification a sign of the future

The bank stabilization work is one of 18 projects in Terrebonne, Lafourche and other parishes facilitated through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act.
The Courier reports industry, environment and government leaders gathered at the ConocoPhillips coastal wetlands office in Houma Thursday to mark the completion of more than 100 projects since the act was approved in 1990.
Traveling west on the Intracoastal beyond the Dularge Bridge, fabrication yards and waterfront mansions, the Intracoastal Waterway's bank flattens and eventually only trees mark its edge.
The goal of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Bank Restoration of Critical Areas in Terrebonne project is to create a barrier where the canal threatens to inundate and destroy nearby floating marsh.

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