COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization - Belle Isle Canal to Lock INACTIVE

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization - Belle Isle Canal to Lock INACTIVE
PRIORITY LIST: 9 PROJECT NO: 0901 CWPPRA NO: XTV-27 DNR NO: TV-11b
PROJECT TYPE: Shoreline Protection NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 241
REGION: 3 BASIN: Teche / Vermilion PARISH: Vermilion
LEAD AGENCY: COE
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION:    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 22-Jan-2004 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/11/2000 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 26 Jonathan W. Perry
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 47 Bob Hensgens

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Scott Wandell
Project Manager
CEMVN-PM-OR
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160
PHONES:  
Office: (504) 862-1878
Fax: (504) 862-1892

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization - Belle Isle Canal to Lock INACTIVE

PROJECT LOCATION:

This project is located in Vermilion Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project area originally included approximately 4,915 acres of mainly intermediate marsh. The project, over its 20-year life, will benefit approximately 529 acres of wetlands. The banks of Freshwater Bayou Canal are rapidly eroding, due mainly to boat traffic. In the project area, several breaches have developed in the bankline. These breaches allow boat wakes to push turbid, higher salinity waters into interior marsh, causing marsh loss and decreasing SAV coverage. A large area of interior marsh in the northern portion of the project is fragmenting and turning to open water, in part due to the breaches. A rock dike would be built along the eastern bank of Freshwater Bayou Canal, between Belle Isle Canal and Freshwater Bayou Lock, a distance of approximately 40,000-ft. Four variable-crest flag-gated culverts would be placed in the spoil banks of canals running along the eastern and southern boundaries of the project area. These control structures will be built and operated by the landowner.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 25-Mar-2006 )

A site visit was held in January 2001 with the Local Sponsor and landowner. Right of entry for surveys and borings was obtained March 14, 2001, and data collection followed. The USACE team met with LDNR staff after survey data was processed and obtained consensus on cross-sections and depth contours. A 30% design review was held in June 2002. The project was revised to include Area A - shoreline protection work only dropping a hydrologic restoration feature. A 95% design review was completed in January 2004. Phase II authorization will be sought again in January 2007.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,101,738 , which includes $1,096,975 for construction first costs, and $4,763 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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