MsCIP Barrier Island Restoration Cat Island Beach and Dune Fill

Cat Island, MS

Project Features

  • Beach restoration
  • Cutter suction dredging
  • Dredging approximately 2.1 million cubic yards of material from an offshore borrow area
  • Approximately 40 acres of beach added

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project was to restore the eastern shoreline of Cat Island to its condition pre-Hurricane Katrina. Cat Island serves as a barrier island that protects the Mississippi’s coastal cities from damaging wave action. This project was the maiden voyage of Manson’s new 30-inch cutter suction dredge, Robert M White.

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