COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 12-Dec-2019

North Catfish Lake Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: North Catfish Lake Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 22 PROJECT NO: NA CWPPRA NO: NA DNR NO: TE-112
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 401
REGION: 3 BASIN: Terrebonne PARISH: Lafourche
LEAD AGENCY: NRCS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

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CSA EXECUTION: 11-Oct-2013 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 21-Jan-2018 *    
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CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 1-Sep-2021    
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Phase 1 Approval: 1/24/2013 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 28-Jan-2018 *    

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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 12-Dec-2019

North Catfish Lake Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

Region 3, Terrebonne Basin, Lafourche Parish, Northern Shoreline of Catfish Lake

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Eastern Terrebonne Basin is significantly isolated from the riverine influences of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. Consequently, both subsidence and erosion of shorelines have occurred at some of the highest rates in Louisiana. The northern half of the Catfish Lake shoreline has experienced an average erosion rate of approximately 9.8 ft with some areas losing as much as 40 ft per year. Interior marsh loss along the lake rim has also formed a large pond on the east side of the lake shoreline that has breached and threatens to greatly accelerate wetland loss in the area. The goal of the project is to strategically create marsh and reduce shoreline loss by reconstructing the marsh along the lake rim of Catfish Lake, one of the most prominent interior lakes in the eastern Terrebonne Basin. The project will create marsh along the lake rim of the northern half of Catfish Lake and plant smooth cordgrass along the lake shore-face to reestablish a healthy and stable lake rim marsh community. Sediments will be hydraulically dredged from Catfish Lake and pumped via pipeline to create approximately 415 acres of marsh habitat and nourish an additional 251 acres of marsh habitat.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 22-Sep-2017 )

NRCS has prepared a Scope of Services for Engineering Services to complete the data collection and design of the project. Plan to have an agreement in place by March 2018 to conduct Engineering Services.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $3,216,194 , which includes $3,216,194 for construction first costs, and $0 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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