A Coastal Impact Assistance Program is managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It was a one-year (2001) disbursement of $150 million to 7 states and 147 coastal political subdivisions.
It was enacted with language similar to that guiding the CIAP presently under MMS direction.
"Bayou Lamoque Floodgate Removal," Remove existing floodgates from a freshwater introduction structure to allow for the unimpeded flow of water from the Mississippi River into Bayou Lamoque and the surrounding marshes.
This will create approximately 620 acres of new march over 20 years providing the coastline needed buffering and reduction in coastline erosion.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.