COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

West Pointe a la Hache Outfall Management DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: West Pointe a la Hache Outfall Management DEAUTHORIZED
PRIORITY LIST: 3 PROJECT NO: 0337 CWPPRA NO: BA-4c DNR NO: BA-04c
PROJECT TYPE: Outfall Management NET ACRES BENEFITTED:
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: NRCS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 5-Jan-1995 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Sep-2013 *    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT10/23/2014 15-Sep-1995 ( Actual ) No: 32
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE: 23-Oct-2014      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/1/1993 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 1-Jun-2013 *    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 1 A. G. Crowe
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 105 Christopher J. Leopold

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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

West Pointe a la Hache Outfall Management DEAUTHORIZED

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Construction of the Mississippi River levees has resulted in a detrimental ecosystem change to this area. Levees have stopped annual flooding that served to nourish the surrounding marshes with sediments, nutrients and fresh water. Dredging of oilfield and pipeline canals in conjunction with construction of major navigation channels has provided avenues for salt water from the Gulf to intrude into low salinity brackish and intermediate marshes in the project area. Increased channelization in this area has resulted in the export and overall loss of organic marsh soils from the project area. These man-induced causes of wetland loss are compounded by a relatively high rate of subsidence in the area. The objective of the outfall management plan is to optimize the use of fresh water and sediment supplied by the existing siphon by managing water flow through the area. This will be accomplished by reducing channelized flow and routing the diverted flow across marshes or through shallow water areas instead of through larger channels so that suspended sediments are deposited and marshes are nourished and created.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 )

CPRA has withdrawn support for continuing this project. Project began Deauthorization in Fall 2014 Task Force meeting.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,168,631 , which includes $1,129,663 for construction first costs, and $38,968 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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