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A Cost Analysis of Rapid Land-Building Technologies for Coastal Restoration in Louisiana


  • Petrolia, Daniel R.
  • Kim, Tae-Goun
  • Moore, Ross G.
  • Caffey, Rex H.


It was the objective of this study to take a first cut at understanding the cost structure of coastal restoration technologies and to obtain some preliminary measures of cost-effectiveness of these technologies. This analysis focused on restoration projects funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA, also known as the Breaux Act), the primary funding source for restoration projects in Louisiana. Projects chosen were those that included a component of dredging sediment with the explicit objective of increasing acreage in the project area, i.e., of building land.

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  • Petrolia, Daniel R. & Kim, Tae-Goun & Moore, Ross G. & Caffey, Rex H., 2009. "A Cost Analysis of Rapid Land-Building Technologies for Coastal Restoration in Louisiana," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46844, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:46844

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    restoration; dredging; Land Economics/Use;

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