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Clemson University, Living Shoreline/Oyster Reef

Created by Jon Risinger on Jan 08, 2015  
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General
Construction Dates: 
Actual
Mar, 2012
Cameron , LA
United States
29° 38' 11.04" N, 92° 44' 29.04" W
Louisiana US
Pre-Project Conditions
Major Plant Species Present: 
Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass)
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAVs) present?: 
No
Pre-Construction Erosion Present?: 
Yes
Pre-Construction Erosion at Adjacent Parcels?: 
Yes
Environmental Considerations
Name of Waterbody: 
St. Johns Bayou
Adjacent to Navigation Channel?: 
Yes
Project Site Within a Designated No-Wake Zone?: 
Yes
Salinity: 
Brackish: 0.5 – 30 ppt
Design Considerations
Length of Project: 
20 feet
Average Project Width: 
5 feet
Structural Elements
Did the project involve a structure?: 
Yes
Type of Structure: 
breakwater
Describe construction materials: 
Pilot Scale Breakwater with Spartina plantings
Average distance of structure offshore (from existing MHW/NHW): 
20 feet
Structure Base Width: 
4.0 feet
Length of Structure: 
10 feet
Porosity of structure: 
Medium
Non-Structural Elements
Percentage of vegetative cover between structure and MHW line: 
0%
Primary Wetland species below MHW: 
Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass)
Cross-section width of planted area: 
10 feet

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