COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Nov-2019

Hydrologic Restoration & Vegetative Planting in the Lac des Allemands Swamp

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Hydrologic Restoration & Vegetative Planting in the Lac des Allemands Swamp
PRIORITY LIST: 10 PROJECT NO: 1005 CWPPRA NO: BA-34-2 DNR NO: BA-34-2
PROJECT TYPE: Freshwater Diversion NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 0
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: St. James
LEAD AGENCY: EPA
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 8-Oct-2001 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 31-Oct-2014 *    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Nov-2017 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 31-Mar-2018 *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 11-Jul-2002 ( Actual ) No: 104
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/10/2001 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 22-Jan-2016 *    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 2 Cedric Richmond
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 18 "Jody" Amedee
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 55 Jerome Richard

Point of Contact:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION 6

Adrian Chavarria
Project Manager
EPA Region 6 (6WQ-EC)
1445 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
PHONES:  
Office: (214) 665-3103
Fax: (214) 665-6689

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Nov-2019

Hydrologic Restoration & Vegetative Planting in the Lac des Allemands Swamp

PROJECT LOCATION:

St. James Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Area of benefit is located in St. James Parish, bordered by Bayou Chevreuil to the south and LA Highway 20 to the west. Project was rescoped in 2013. Original project included a freshwater diversion/siphon from the Mississippi River into northwest Barataria Basin wetlands, with gapping of spoil banks, placement of culverts under LA20, and planting of cypress and tupelo trees. Rescoped project is similar but the freshwater diversion/siphon feature has been removed to focus on the hydrological and vegetative features. Rescoped project will not include additional culverts. Project will include gap excavation to relieve impoundment, tree planting, and nutria and tallow control.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 10-Feb-2016 )

After extensive field work/surveys and modeling efforts in 2014 and 2015, the Project Management Team completed the Engineering & Design Plans. A 30% design meeting was held on July 23, 2015, followed by the 95% design meeting on October 28, 2015. The BA 34-2 project was presented to the Tech Committee at the December 10, 2015 meeting. On January 22, 2016, the CWPPRA Task Force approved by electronic vote the Technical Committee’s recommendation to approve the BA 34-2 project for Phase II funding. A new Cooperative Agreement is currently being put into place for Phase II project construction. Construction is estimated to start in December 2016.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $5,220,448 , which includes $4,890,786 for construction first costs, and $261,003 and $68,659 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

LaCoast.gov Project Managers' Technical Factsheet