COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 21-Oct-2019

Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 20 PROJECT NO: 2002 CWPPRA NO: CS-54 DNR NO: CS-54
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 476
REGION: 4 BASIN: Calcasieu/Sabine PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 24-Oct-2011 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Sep-2017 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 1-Dec-2018 *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/19/2011 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 22-Jan-2015 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Angela Trahan



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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 21-Oct-2019

Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

This project is located in Region 4, Calcasieu-Sabine Basin, Cameron Parish, 6 miles northeast from Cameron, LA, on the Cameron Prairie NWR and Miami Corporation property north of Grand Bayou.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goals include restoring and nourishing hurricane-scoured marsh in the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent brackish marshes of the Calcasieu Lake estuary. Approximately 3 million cubic yards of material would be dredged from a borrow site proposed in Calcasieu Lake and placed into two marsh creation areas north of Grand Bayou to restore 609 acres and nourish approximately 7 acres of brackish marsh. The borrow site would be designed to avoid and minimize impacts to oysters and other sensitive aquatic habitat. Tidal creeks would be constructed prior to placement of dredge material and retention levees would be gapped to support estuarine fisheries access and to achieve a functional marsh. The project would result in approximately 534 net acres of brackish marsh over the 20- year project life.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 16-Nov-2017 )

Notice to Proceed to Construction was issued on September 13, 2017.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $28,122,302 , which includes $27,702,812 for construction first costs, and $237,000 and $182,490 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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