Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Creating a System-Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program for Coastal Louisiana (SWAMP)

Author(s): Ann Hijuelos

A System-Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is being developed to ensure a comprehensive network of coastal data collection activities to support the development, implementation and management of the coastal protection and restoration program in Louisiana. This reports provides a framework for data collection focused on the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s portfolio of interests. Once implemented, SWAMP will support CPRA’s mission by providing support for evaluating project and program performance, data for detecting system change, and information for damage assessments, flood risk management, and modeling.