COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Lower Bayou LaCache Hydrologic Restoration DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Lower Bayou LaCache Hydrologic Restoration DEAUTHORIZED
PRIORITY LIST: 1 PROJECT NO: 0113 CWPPRA NO: TE-19 DNR NO: TE-19
PROJECT TYPE: Hydrologic Restoration NET ACRES BENEFITTED:
REGION: 3 BASIN: Terrebonne PARISH: Terrebonne
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 17-Apr-1993 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT2/28/1996 6-Oct-1994 ( Actual ) No: 12
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE: 28-Feb-1996      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/31/1991 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 20 Norby Chabert
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 53 Lenar L. Whitney

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Cecelia Linder
Program Manager
1315 East West Hwy
SSMC3 F/HC3
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PHONES:  
Office: (301) 713-0174 X162
Fax: (301) 713-0184

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Lower Bayou LaCache Hydrologic Restoration DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT LOCATION:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project will reduce marsh loss rate and improve fish and wildlife habitat quality by 1) restoring natural north-south water exchange with estuarine water bodies and 2) by reducing flow through the numerous dredged canals in the area. The project involves construction of shell-reinforced plugs at nine potential locations (oil and/or gas access canals) along Bayou Petit Caillou and six potential locations along Bayou Terrebonne. Plugs range from about 80 to 175 linear feet. Some active access canals may have to be ringed, rather than plugged, and provided with water control structures. Some plugs may also require a boat bay. In addition, the south bank levee of Bush Canal will be reconstructed and reinforced.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 1-Jan-1990 )

In a public hearing on September 22, 1993, with landowners in the project area, users strenuously objected to the proposed closure of the two east-west connections between Bayou Petit Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne. NMFS received a letter from LA DNR, dated February 6, 1995, recommending deauthorization of the project. NMFS forwarded the letter to COE for Task Force approval.

Deauthorized.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $99,625 , which includes $91,730 for construction first costs, and $6,332 and $1,563 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

LaCoast.gov Project Managers' Technical Factsheet