Coastal project to complete line of breakwaters protecting the bay side of Grand Isle

Jefferson Parish will build 17 rock jetties along the northern shore of Grand Isle, completing a project designed to help protect the island from storm surge and reduce coastal erosion.

Using a $6.5 million grant, the parish will put the 350-foot-long breakwaters along the bay side of the island, using 62,426 tons of rock and an estimated 28,651 square yards of geotextile fabric.

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