COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Point Au Fer Canal Plugs

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Point Au Fer Canal Plugs
PRIORITY LIST: 2 PROJECT NO: 0228 CWPPRA NO: PTE-22/24 DNR NO: TE-22
PROJECT TYPE: Shoreline Protection NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 375
REGION: 3 BASIN: Terrebonne PARISH: Terrebonne
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 1-Jan-1994 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Aug-1995 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Oct-1995 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 8-May-1997 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 13-Sep-1994 ( Actual ) No: 11
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 21-Jun-1995 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 28-Feb-2003 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/19/1992 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 28-Oct-2009 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 20 Norby Chabert
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 51 Joe Harrison

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

John Foret

646 Cajundome Boulevard

Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-2107
Fax: (337) 291-2106

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Point Au Fer Canal Plugs

PROJECT LOCATION:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project will reduce saltwater intrusion and tidal flushing in the Point au Fer marshes due to unplugged canals and beach overwash without reducing freshwater back flooding from the Atchafalaya River. The project is located on Point au Fer Island in two distinct locations. Area 1 is centered around the pipelines that cut the marshes between Mosquito Bay, Bay Castagnier and the Gulf of Mexico. Project features for this area include the construction of four plugs in the east-west canal and three plugs in the north-south canal with a final elevation equivalent to marsh elevation. The existing plug at the seaward end of the latter canal will be backfilled for approximately 200 feet. Area 2 consists of an 1,800-ft stretch of shoreline between the Gulf of Mexico and an oil and gas access canal running almost parallel to the beach and a 600-ft stretch of beach fronting a canal perpendicular to the beach west of Locust Bayou. Area 2 work involves placing shell or limestone chips along the shoreline to elevations 3 feet above sea level. The canals near the beach will be backfilled with material pumped from the seaward side.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 29-Aug-2011 )

Project / Gulf of Mexico shoreline surveys are underway to assist with maintenance recommendations to conduct a rock lift along low areas of PH 2 & 3 and the possible extension of the ends back into the shoreline. This construction activity would likely occur before the Fall of 20112.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $5,534,145 , which includes $2,262,724 for construction first costs, and $152,833 and $3,118,588 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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