Presentation Title: Preliminary Restoration Concepts for the Lower Perdido Islands in Orange Beach, Alabama
Presentation Abstract:The valuable habitats of the Lower Perdido Islands complex have experienced long-term, sustained erosion and other ecological injuries resulting from storms, intense boat traffic in nearshore waters, and heavy recreational use of the islands. The Lower Perdido Islands Restoration Project was developed in response to the challenges faced by the islands. The project team was tasked with hydrodynamic and morphological modeling, development of a Comprehensive Management Plan, and engineering and design of restoration alternatives which considered beneficial use of dredged material. Prioritization of the design concepts is ongoing and additional modeling of the concepts will be performed to inform and advance engineering and design.