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Caminada Headland restoration area 2016-2019 shorelines, Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program

November 8, 2022

This data package includes a high-water shoreline position map and a structures map for each year from 2016–2019 for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Incr2 project area (BA-0143). The project restored 489 acres of beach and dune habitat along more than seven miles of Caminada Headland in Jefferson and Lafourche Parishes through the direct placement of about 5.4 million cubic yards of sandy substrate from Ship Shoal. For more information on this restoration project, see the project page on Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) Coastal Information Management System (http://cims.coastal.la.gov/outreach/projects/ProjectView?projID=BA-0143). Together with previous shoreline products developed for CPRA's Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) Program Phase 2, this suite of Caminada Headland shoreline position maps spans the time period before, during, and after the restoration project was conducted. The shorelines were delineated primarily using linework from existing habitat classifications of Caminada Headland. Please see the Processing Steps sections of the individual metadata files for information on methodology for map development. The BICM Program, for which these maps were developed, uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes to barrier islands, and develops data products, including shoreline position maps. For more information about the BICM Program, see Kindinger and others (2013).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Caminada Headland restoration area 2016-2019 shorelines, Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program
DOI 10.5066/P9A4REKP
Authors William R Jones, Hana R Thurman, Nicholas M Enwright, Jason Dugas, Darin M Lee, Wyatt C Cheney
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center