COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Feb-2021

Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 21 PROJECT NO: 2103 CWPPRA NO: BA-125 DNR NO: BA-125
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 432
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Jefferson
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 10-May-2012 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 31-Dec-2017 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 01-Apr-2019 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 19-Jan-2012 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 12-Jan-2017 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Kevin Roy
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3120
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Feb-2021

Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located along the northwestern shoreline of Turtle Bay in the vicinity of Little Lake in Jefferson Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this project is to create/nourish 771 acres of marsh using dredged material from Turtle Bay. The project works in conjunction with other projects in this portion of the Barataria Basin Landbridge. In 2020, the Task Force approved a project expansion consisting of 315 acres of marsh creation and nourishment and 2,600 linear feet of bank protection along the Harvey Cut.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 19-Feb-2021 )

Project construction began in April 2019. In 2020, the Task Force approved a 315-acre expansion to the project. Construction is still underway and is expected to be completed in May 2021.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $32,607,095 , which includes $32,286,157 for construction first costs, and $249,871 and $71,067 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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