COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 17-May-2022

Riverine Sand Mining/Scofield Island Restoration DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Riverine Sand Mining/Scofield Island Restoration DEAUTHORIZED
PRIORITY LIST: 14 PROJECT NO: 1401 CWPPRA NO: BA-40 DNR NO: BA-40
PROJECT TYPE: Barrier Island NET ACRES BENEFITTED:
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 04-Oct-2005 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE: 19-Jan-2012      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 17-Feb-2005 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

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 17-May-2022

Riverine Sand Mining/Scofield Island Restoration DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located between Scofield Bayou and where Bay Coquette has merged with the Gulf of Mexico along the Plaquemines Barrier Shoreline, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The project is located in Region 2, southeastern edge of Barataria Basin, Barataria Barrier Shorelines mapping unit or approximately 20 miles southwest of Venice.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The goals of this project are to repair breaches and tidal inlets in the shoreline, reinforce the existing shoreline with sand, and increase the island width with back barrier marsh creation to increase longevity. The design approach is to maximize surface area habitat remaining after 20 years by preventing shoreline breaching through introduction of riverine sand and offshore fine sediment. The project features include construction of approximately 101 acres of dune and 328 acres of supratidal elevations of dune fore and back slopes and marsh platform. Of that acreage, approximately 278 acres would settle to intertidal back barrier marsh. The dune would be +6 feet high, approximately 250 feet wide along 12,700 feet of Gulf shoreline. A double row of sand fencing would be installed along the length of the dune concurrent with heavy construction. A tidal pond would be constructed in the marsh platform and approximately 3 years after construction, retention dikes would be gapped as needed to ensure tidal exchange with the marsh platform.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 19-Mar-2012 )

State of Louisiana planning to construct the project using state-only funds. Final CWPPRA deauthorization was approved by the Task Force at its 19 January 2012 meeting.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $2,935,025 , which includes $2,935,025 for construction first costs, and $0 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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