COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 21-Oct-2019

River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp TRANSFER

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp TRANSFER
PRIORITY LIST: 11 PROJECT NO: 1101 CWPPRA NO: XPO-500 DNR NO: PO-29
PROJECT TYPE: Freshwater Diversion NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 5438
REGION: 1 BASIN: Pontchartrain PARISH: St. John the Baptist
LEAD AGENCY: EPA
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 4-Apr-2002 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Apr-2013 *    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 8/7/2001 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 23-Jan-2013 *    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 2 Cedric Richmond
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 40 Randal L. Gaines
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 56 Gregory A. Miller

Point of Contact:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION 6

Ken Teague
Project Manager
EPA Region 6 (6WQ-EMC)
1445 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
PHONES:  
Office: (214) 665-6687
Fax: (214) 665-6689

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 21-Oct-2019

River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp TRANSFER

PROJECT LOCATION:

Swamps south of Lake Maurepas, St. John the Baptist, St. James, and Ascension Parishes, Louisiana.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project will divert 2,000 cfs river water, through a diversion structure in the Mississippi River levee, into a 5-mile outflow channel, and into Maurepas Swamps. Maurepas Diversion has a total project area of 36,121 acres. The 36,121 acre area is benefitted by tree growth being improved and overall forest health will improve. The area would be substantially degraded without the project.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 13-Jun-2013 )

Completion of 95% design has been further delayed, but is currently expected to be met by October, 2013. Plans are to request transfer of the project from CWPPRA, to CPRA in the near future. However, CWPPRA SOP requires that all project expenditures of CWPPRA funds cease as soon as the request is made, and EPA and CPRA still have some necessary expenditures that will need to come from the remaining CWPPRA funds, so it is not possible for us to request project transfer at this time.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $6,554,124 , which includes $6,534,031 for construction first costs, and $20,093 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

LaCoast.gov Project Managers' Technical Factsheet