Mon Louis Island



With sediment analyses and watershed management plans completed and a permit received from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in March, the NFWF GEBF-funded restoration of the erosion-impacted northern tip of Mon Louis Island began in early July. A temporary access channel was dug on the shoreward side of the 1995 shoreline footprint, with material side cast. A 1,400-foot continuous rock breakwater was constructed from south to north as the access channel was refilled. With breakwater construction completed in early September, dredge activities commenced. Sandy material was hydraulically pumped from the Fowl River Open Water Disposal Area behind the breakwater to an elevation of +3.5 NAVD88 to create a suitable substrate for marsh creation and completed over a one-week period.

In mid-September, dredges moved to the Fowl River navigation channel where maintenance dredging of the neglected and shallow channel to depths of eight to 11 feet was undertaken with funding through a State Deepwater Horizon Impact Grant to refill the FROWDA borrow pit. Dredging operations were completed in October. Final grading, planting, and tidal creek creation will be undertaken in three to six months, in late winter to spring, when placed material has consolidated.

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Mon Louis Island Shoreline Monitoring Report Technical Reports 2020
Habitat Conservation and Restoration Plan for Coastal Alabama Technical Reports 2019
Mon Louis Island Construction Annual Monitoring Report Technical Reports 2019
Mon Louis Island Marsh Success Report Technical Reports 2019
Mon Louis Island First Annual Post-Construction Monitoring Report Technical Reports 2018
Mon Louis Island Marsh Success Report Technical Reports 2018
Habitat Mapping of Mobile and Baldwin Counties Maps and Schematics 2016
Mon Louis Island Supplement Evaluations of Alternatives Technical Reports 2015
Mon Louis Island Draft Alternatives Evaluation Report Technical Reports 2014
GEMS-Gulf Ecological Management Sites of Coastal Alabama Report Brochures, other 2013
GEMS-Northern Mississippi Sound and Mon Louis Island Brochures, other 2013
Northern Mon Louis Island Engineering Contractors Questions/Answers Fact Sheets 2013
Mon Louis Island Wave Climate Description Presentation - South Coast Engineers Presentations 2012
Coastal Habitat Atlas: Acquisition and Restoration Priorities of Mobile and Baldwin Counties Data 2006
Estimating Wave Tolerance of S. alterniflora in Coastal Alabama Presentations 2004
History of Saint Rose of Lima Mission Mon Luis Island Brochures, other 1971

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