The California dredges the new navigation channel formed on the eastern side of Horshoe Bend Island. This project was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District as a placement option for dredged shoal material. The island was self-designed by the strategic placement of sediment on the Atchafalaya River, allowing the river’s energy to disperse the sediment ⸺ another excellent example of harnessing natural systems and processes to engineer with nature. The project resulted in numerous engineering and environmental benefits, including a reduced need for dredging and increased habitat for a variety of species. (Wings of Anglers, courtesy of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company photo)

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