Increasing Biological Productivity and Stabilizing the Shoreline Along the Mississippi Sound
Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, British Petroleum (BP) and representatives from the U.S. government and the Gulf states agreed to an Early Restoration Program (ERP). Under contract with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Tetra Tech performed field investigations, design, permitting, and construction observations for the ERP-funded Point aux Pins Living Shorelines Project. Tetra Tech drew on our decades of coastal restoration expertise and two of our foundational Tetra Tech Delta technologies—Tetra.Maps and Tetra.Simulate—to attenuate offshore waves and increase biological productivity along the Mississippi Sound at Point aux Pins. Our team completed marine resource mapping and geophysical and geotechnical surveys; developed design wave and water level conditions; and designed, permitted, and provided construction oversight of a segmented offshore artificial breakwater system.
- ERP in settlement of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
- Breakwater alternatives evaluation based on numerical wave and circulation modeling
- Construction during busy 2020 Gulf Hurricane season without delay or significant damage