Our Coastal Protection Projects

coastal Restoration

The project professionals at ILSI Engineering have experience working on various coastal protection projects. These include the LeBranche Wetlands, SELA, Chitimacha, IDIQ Periodic Inspection of Civil Structures and IDIQ Task Force Guardian.

The LeBranche Wetlands Project, which consisted of 19,300 acres of intermediate and fresh marsh in northern St. Charles Parish, involved the development of a model to study water circulation patterns in the wetlands in order to develop a better understanding of the hydrodynamics and salinity of the wetland. The SELA project includes channel and pump station improvements in Orleans Parish which supports the parish’s master drainage plans and generally provide flood protection on the levees associated with a ten-year rainfall event, while also reducing damages for larger events. The Chitimacha Project involved the implementation of several flood risk management measures to improve drainage in the area which includes swales, ditches, storm sewers, and retention or detention ponds. The IDIQ Periodic Inspection of Civil Structures and IDIQ Task Force Guardian involved inspections and construction management of various civil structures such as rock jetties, pump stations, levees, dikes, floodgates, floodwalls, scour protection structures, locks, control structures, salt water barrier and spillway.