COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Oct-2021

Big Island Mining COMPLETE

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Big Island Mining COMPLETE
PRIORITY LIST: 2 PROJECT NO: 0227 CWPPRA NO: XAT-7 DNR NO: AT-03
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 1560
REGION: 3 BASIN: Atchafalaya PARISH: St. Mary
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 01-Aug-1994 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 01-Nov-1997 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 25-Jan-1998 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 08-Oct-1998 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 18-May-1995 ( Actual ) No: 18
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 14-Jun-2004 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 19-Oct-1992 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 21 R. L. "Bret" Allain II
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 50 Sam Jones

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 15-Oct-2021

Big Island Mining COMPLETE

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located west of the lower Atchafalaya River navigation channel and approximately 19 miles southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project consisted of creating a new western delta lobe behind Big Island to enhance the accretion of land beyond the west bank of the Atchafalaya River. Construction called for the dredging of a main stem and five branch channels designed to mimic natural channel bifurcations. Dredged sediment was strategically placed at elevations mimicking natural delta lobes. Total channel length was 20,600 feet requiring the dredging of 2,470,427 cubic yards of material. Approximately 922 acres were created. Re-opening the channels is allowing continued natural sediment transport and marsh growth.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 01-Jan-1990 )

Project cost increase was approved by the Task Force at the January 16, 1998 meeting. Construction project complete. First costs accounting underway.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $6,890,329 , which includes $6,387,336 for construction first costs, and $319,515 and $183,478 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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