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Lake Barre - East Timbalier Island

On May 16, 1997 approximately 275, 562 gallons of crude oil were released in Lake Barre, Louisiana as result of a pipeline rupture. Approximately 18.6 acres of Spartina alterniflora will be planted on a 130-acre marsh platform on East Timbalier Island (this island is being restored as part of a CWPPRA project) to restore areas of marsh that were previously oiled by the 1997 release of crude oil. Under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration requirement the goal is to plant both Spartina alterniflora and Spartina patens in strip platforms on the marsh platform.


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