Sand Berms Protect Inland Marshes
During a Monday helicopter flight to view the berm construction and the cleanup of oil in wetlands in Bay Jimmy in northeastern Barataria Bay, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Garret Graves said the state is adamant that berm-building must continue. Officials hope to have the dredges doing the work eventually rebuild the islands adjacent to the berms as part of federal-state oil spill recovery efforts.
“It’s important to keep in mind that there’s more confirmed oil in the Gulf of Mexico today than there was when this berm project was proposed or approved,” Graves said. “There’s still millions of barrels of oil in the Gulf that’s been confirmed.” Read more..