This shoreline protection project addressed erosion challenges along the western shoreline of Lac Des Allemands. The project area is highly susceptible to land loss due to wave-action from the lake. Engineers designed and constructed a shoreline protection system that not only prevented additional land loss, but also restored lost property (close to 100 feet) by cutting off portions of the lake from wave action.
This project involved the design and construction of a new shoreline protection system to reduce erosion and restore lost land mass along the west shoreline of Lac Des Allemands, near the Pleasure Bend Community in LaPlace, Louisiana. Phase I consisted of approximately 4,000 linear feet of a newly constructed rock dike to prevent uninhabited land masses. Phase II involved approximately 1,000 linear feet of rock dike erosion barrier to protect the Pleasure Bend Community.
Services included project management, data collection, preliminary design/alternative plan evaluation, CIAP (Coastal Impact Assistance Program) grant application, permitting, drawings and specifications, cost estimates, bidding, and construction administration and observation.
*This project was completed by GSA Consulting Engineers prior to joining McKim & Creed in July 2021.