Technical Reports

Artificial Reef Program


Post-Katrina Sidescan Sonar Assessment of Reefs
2004 & 2005 Reef Monitoring Presentation



Artificial Reef Program Deployment 2000 to 2004
Phase II Pre-deployment Survey Report
Phase II Deployment Report
Phase II Post-deployment Report


2003 Reef Monitoring Report
2004 & 2005 Combined Monitoring Report
Lake Pontchartrain Reef Evaluation 2009-2010 Results
Whitmore UNO Thesis-Reef Monitoring

Basics of the Basin Research Symposium



Basics of the Basin 2013 Day 1
Basics of the Basin 2013 Day 2


Basics of the Basin 2017 Day 1
Basics of the Basin 2017 Day 2


Basics of the Basin Proceedings 1992
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 1994
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 1996
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2000
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2002
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2004
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2006
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2008
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2011
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2013
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2017
Basics of the Basin Proceedings 2019

Bayou St. John

Bayou St. John Fact Sheet


Bayou St. John Urban Marsh Location


Bayou St. John Comprehensive Management Plan
Bayou St. John Marsh Creation Project
Bayou St. John Urban Marsh-Construction and Monitoring


Bibliography of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Louisiana
Lake Pontchartrain Bibliography - USGS 1996
Lake Pontchartrain - Lake Maurepas Estuarine Complet: A Bibliography

Bohemia Spillway

Bohemia Spillway Fact Sheet


Bohemia Spillway Location


Bohemia Presentation LPBF to SLFPA-E
Resiliency of Bohemia Spillway and Mardi Gras Pass-2012

Press Releases

Bohemia Press Release March 2012


Bohemia Spillway URS Report 1984
Bohemia Spillway 2008 Flood Event
Bohemia Spillway 2008 LPBF Report
Bohemia Gen. Description 2011
Bohemia Hydrologic Study 2011
Bohemia Spillway in Southeastern Louisiana: History, General Description, and 2011 Hydrologic Surveys


Bohemia Rising Video - 2012

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

1995 USACE Hydraulic Analysis
A Post-Katrina Assessment of the Bonnet Carré Spillway in South Louisiana: The Bonnet Carré Spillway Wetland Restoration Project

Bucktown Marsh

Marsh Construction

Burk-Kleinpeter 2001 Bucktown Status Report
DNR Plant Specs Bucktown


Burk-Kleinpteter 2003 to 2006 Monitoring
2005 Plant Survey
2006 Equipment Set-Up
2006 Annual Monitoring Report - Bucktown Marsh
2007 Annual Monitoring Report - Bucktown Marsh
Bucktown Marsh 2008 Monitoring
Bucktown Final Report 2006-2010
Bucktown Wetland Bird Study-Sept 2011

Breton-Borgne Surge Consortium


Workshop Materials

Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion

Caernarvon Fact Sheet
Real-Time Discharge Information link


Caernarvon Location


Operation Rpts Caernarvon FW Div 2006
Caernarvon Revised Environmental Analysis FONSI 2008

Sediment Distribution

Caernarvon Diversion Pulse Opening February 2017
Sediment Deposition Pulse Opening Winter/Spring 2017

Turbidity Graphs

Caernarvon Turbidity Sampling Dec 2009-Oct 2010
Caernarvon Turbidity Sampling Feb 2011-Dec 2011
Caernarvon Turbidity Dec 2011-2012
Caernarvon Turbidity 2013
Caernarvon Turbidity 2014
Caernarvon Turbidity 2015
Caernarvon Turbidity 2016

Central Wetlands


Central Wetlands Location


Soil and surface salinity: Winter 2013
Recommendations for restoration, Central Wetlands, 2015

Chandeleur Island

Chandeleur Island-Post-berm Analysis 2015

Chandeleur Sound Hypoxia

Chandeleur Sound Water Quality-Oct 2010
Chandeleur Sound Water Quality-Jan 2012
Chandeleur Sound Water Quality-Sept2012
Chandeleur Sound Water Quality-July 2013

Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan

Program Endorsements

LA WLF Resolution to Support the CHMP


CHMP Executive Summary
CHMP Table of Contents
CHMP Project Recommendations
CHMP Full Report

Derelict Crab Trap Program


Derelict Crab Trap Overview Fact Sheet
2018 Program Fact Sheet
Louisiana Blue Crab Fishery Fact Sheet


Derelict Crab Trap Report - 2016 and 2017
Derelict Crab Trap Report - 2018
Derelict Crab Trap Report - 2019

History of the Pontchartrain Basin

Battle of Lake Pontchartrain
Nutria in Louisiana: A Current and Historical Perspective
Environmental Atlas of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin- USGS
Chronology and Analysis of Environmental Impacts within the Pontchartrain Basin: 1718-2002

Hydrocoast Maps

Hydrocoast Fact Sheet
Hydrocoast Methodology

Legacy Diversion Workshop


Diversion Workshop Agenda 2015


Day 1 Presentations_Tuesday Oct. 6
Day 2 Presentations_Wednesday Oct. 7

Mardi Gras Pass

Mardi Gras Pass Fact Sheet


LPBF comments to Corps regarding Mardi Gras Pass Permit
LPBF comments to DNR regarding Mardi Gras Pass Permit


Mardi Gras Pass Location Map
Map of river bank from Corps Atlas 2007


Formation of Mardi Gras Pass
Governor's Advisory Committee February 2013 Presentation
Mardi Gras Pass Biological Assessment


Mardi Gras Pass Summary Jan 2013
Evolution of Mardi Gras Pass: March 2012- Dec 2013
Patterns of Sediment, Nutrient and Salinity Distribution from Mardi Gras Pass: 2013-2014
Mardi Gras Pass Regional Influence: Sediment Distribution and Deposition, Salinity and Nutrients in 2017
Measurements of Lateral Flow From the Mississippi River at Mardi Gras Pass and Flow Distribution Within the Bohemia Spillway Using Synoptic and Tripod ADCP Observations


Bank and Bathymetry

April - May 2012
August 2012
September 2012
January 2013
March 2013
August 2013
January 2014
August 2014
February 2015
September 2015
July 2016
November 2016
August 2017
November 2017
July 2018


April 9, 2012
April 23, 2012
May 3, 2012
July 5, 2012
January 18, 2013
February 4, 2013
May 23, 2013
June 12, 2013
June 26, 2013
August 1, 2013
November 12, 2013
June 12, 2014
August 6, 2014
April 17, 2015
May 8, 2015
January 19, 2016
November 14, 2016
May 25, 2017
June 29, 2017
August 2, 2017
October 27, 2017
March 15, 2018

Mississippi Delta Management

Hydrology and Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Mississippi River in SE La. Part 1
Hydrology and Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Mississippi River in SE La. Part 1 - Appendix

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO)


LPBF's Comments: Corp's Final Report for MRGO Closure
LPBF Final Comments to Corps' Draft Feasibility Report 3-4-11
LPBF Summary of Final Comments to Feasibility Report


2009 MRGO Bathymetric (Depth) Map


Unified Deauthorization Plan Report 12-5-06
MRGO Rock Dam Survey 5-06-09
MRGO Must Go Coalition Report April 2010
MRGO Ecosystem Restoration Plan 2012 (USACE)


2009 MRGO Ruling
MRGO Ruling of Appeal

Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy (MLODS)

Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense


Map of proposed restoration habitat goals

Program Endorsements

LA WLF Resolution to Support PCLOD


Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Summary Report-Feb 2006
Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Report Version 1-Sep 2009
Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Report Card -October 2009
Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Report Card -September 2012

Program Endorsements

Resolution for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Pontchartrain Levee District Endorsement 2008


Hurricane Surge Defense Fact Sheet
MLODS Report Version 1 for Coastal Louisiana
Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy Summary Report
Multiple Lines of Defense Full Report
January 18, 2006 Workshop Proceedings
Multiple Lines of Defense Sys Eng Report Final Aug 2014
Framework for environmental assessment of alternative flood control structures on Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes within the Lake Pontchartrain estuary, SE Louisiana


Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy Video

Northshore Restoration

Lake Pontchartrain's Northshore: Recommendations for Restoration and Conservation

Oil and Gas

Leasing and Structures

Oil and Gas Structure Survey 2008-2009
LPBF Oil and Gas Analysis - Jan 2010


Fracking Assessment Report

Natural Gas

Use of Natural Gas for Coastal Restoration Final Report - Nov 2010

Oil Spill Map

Lake Pontchartrain Oil Spill Map

Oyster Habitat Suitability Analysis


Map of Historic Oyster Reefs


Oyster Habitat Suitability - 2013 - 2015
Oyster Habitat Suitability - 2016
Oyster Habitat Suitability - 2017
Oyster Habitat Suitability - 2018

Oyster Reef Workshop


Oyster Reef Workshop Agenda 2013


Day 1 Presentations
Day 2 Presentations

Pontchartrain-Maurepas Surge Consortium

Consortium Project Description


Greater New Orleans Elevation Map


Workshop Materials
Hurricane Isaac Impacts on the Pontchartrain Basin
The Dynamics of Storm Surge in the Pontchartrain and Maurepas Region

Southshore Restoration

Jefferson Parish Shoreline Restoration & Protection
Orleans Parish SAV Restoration

State Master Plan


LPBF Comments February 2012
Joint NGO Comments February 2012

Master Plan

La. 2012 Coastal Master Plan
La. 2017 Coastal Master Plan

Swamp Restoration

Swamp Regeneration

Potential Occurrence of Natural Swamp Regeneration on the Maurepas Land Bridge - 2016
Update on Potential Occurrence of Natural Swamp Regeneration on the Maurepas Land Bridge, Southeast Louisiana: 2017 

Swamp Restoration Aerial Seeding


Investigation of seed stratification methods for four swamp species and application to aerial seeding

Swamp Restoration Tree Plantings

All Locations

Planting and Monitoring Report - 2018

Caernarvon Delta and Swamp Restoration

Caernarvon Delta Report 2011
Caernarvon Delta Planting July 2012
Caernarvon Delta Planting Dec 2012
Caernarvon Delta Planting June 2013
Caernarvon Delta & Diversion Study April 2014
Caernarvon Delta Planting June 2016
Caernarvon Planting and Monitoring Report - 2017

Labranche Wetlands

Swamp Restoration Potential in LaBranche Wetlands-2016
Swamp Restoration Potential in LaBranche Wetlands-2017

Maurepas Land Bridge Swamp Restoration

Planting and Monitoring Report - 2014-2016
Planting and Monitoring Report - 2017


Swamp Restoration Suitability Analysis


Swamp Restoration Suitability Analysis Map


Swamp Restoration Suitability Analysis Report

Violet Diversion

UNO Violet Modeling Report - August 2007
Corps of Engineers MS Coast Modeling Report- Sept 2007
Authorizing Language for Violet Diversion - November 2007

Wastewater Assimilation

2017 Recommended Policy: Treated Municipal Wastewater Assimilation in Natural Wetlands in Coastal Louisiana

2016 Wetland Assimilation Workshop


Wetland Assimilation Workshop Agenda


Oct. 25(Day 1) Presentations
Oct. 26 (Day 2) Presentations

2010 Hammond Wastewater Assimilation Workshop


Dr. Day's Post-Workshop White Paper 2011


Workshop Background Information and Presentations