Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released its annual plan for fiscal year 2015, which includes $668 million to plan, design and build 85 coastal restoration and flood protection projects. The plan serves as a financial update to the Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast adopted by the state legislature in 2012. Funding will come in part from money the state receives from legal settlements related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010.

Nearly $73 million will go toward the second phase of rebuilding the Caminada Headland beach and dune that is south and east of Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish. Another $62.4 million will be allocated to planning, engineering and designing the proposed Mid-Baratarial sediment diversion project in Plaquemines Parish. Using money set aside in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 budgets, $20 million will be used to continue construction of the 98-mile long Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane levee system that will protect Houma and surrounding communities.