COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 31-Oct-2014

Pelican Island and Pass La Mer to Chaland Pass BBI

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Pelican Island and Pass La Mer to Chaland Pass BBI
PRIORITY LIST: 11 PROJECT NO: 1109 CWPPRA NO: XBA-500 DNR NO: BA-38
PROJECT TYPE: Barrier Island NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 334
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 6-Aug-2002 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START: 25-Mar-2006 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 28-Nov-2012 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 11-Dec-2003 ( Actual ) No: 108
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 1-Jul-2009 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/16/2002 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 28-Jan-2004 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 1 A. G. Crowe
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 105 Christopher J. Leopold

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Rachel Sweeney
Fisheries Biologist
c/o Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7535
PHONES:  
Office: (225) 389-0508
Fax: (225) 389-0506

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 31-Oct-2014

Pelican Island and Pass La Mer to Chaland Pass BBI

PROJECT LOCATION:

The Barataria/Plaquemines barrier shoreline system is about 30 miles long, reaching from Grand Terre Island to Sandy Point, Louisiana. This CWPPRA project consists of two shoreline reaches in Plaquemines Parish: the Chaland Headland is locted between Pass La Mer and Chaland Pass; and Pelican Island is located between Fontanelle Pass (Empire Waterway) and Scofield Pass in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Each of these project reaches are approximately 2 miles long.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The objectives of these restoration projects are to create barrier island, shoreline, aquatic (e.g., tidal creeks and ponds), and intertidal vegetated wetland habitats; enhance storm-related surge and wave protection; prevent overtopping during storms of intermediate return frequencies; and increase the volume of sand within the active barrier system. It is anticipated that these objectives will be met through the design and implementation of projects to directly create beach, dune and wetland habitats. Conceptual project plans envision dedicated dredging of local, near shore sand sources, and preliminary information indicates that sand resources required for construction of the projects are available from local, identified sand targets. It is estimated that implementation of the Chaland Headland Restoration project would restore/create between 196 and 377 acres of beach berm, dune, and intertidal marsh habitats. Implementation of the Pelican Island Restoration project is estimated to create/restore between 200 and 314 acres of beach berm, dune, and intertidal marsh habitats.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 6-Jul-2012 )

CU 2 (Pelican Island): Construction Start - 15 Nov 2011(A)
Heavy Construction Completion - 14 Dec 2012(S) Vegetative Plantings - Fall 2012/Spring 2013(S)

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $76,252,934 , which includes $75,026,293 for construction first costs, and $448,268 and $778,373 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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