COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 26-Oct-2021

South Shore of the Pen Shoreline Protection & Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: South Shore of the Pen Shoreline Protection & Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 14 PROJECT NO: 1403 CWPPRA NO: DNR NO: BA-41
PROJECT TYPE: Shoreline Protection NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 106
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Jefferson
LEAD AGENCY: NRCS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 07-Dec-2005 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 01-Oct-2009 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 17-Jun-2010 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 06-Jun-2012 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 09-Jun-2008 ( Actual ) No: 115
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 17-Feb-2005 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 13-Feb-2008 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 8 John A. Alario, Jr.
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 105 Christopher J. Leopold

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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 26-Oct-2021

South Shore of the Pen Shoreline Protection & Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Region 2, Barataria Basin, Jefferson Parish, South Shore of the Pen, Bayou Dupont, Barataria Bay Waterway.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The triangular landmass bounded by the southern shoreline of The Pen, the Barataria Bay Waterway (Dupre Cut) and the Pipeline Canal is deteriorating due to shoreline erosion (ranging from 4 to 27 feet per year) and interior marsh loss. Loss of this protective landmass would provide a more direct connection between the marine/tidal processes of the lower Barataria Basin and the freshwater-dominated upper basin. The goals of this project are to stop shoreline erosion and to create 74 acres and nourish 107 acres of marsh located between The Pen and Barataria Bay. Approximately 1,000 feet of concrete pile and panel wall and 10,900 feet of rock revetment would be constructed along the south shore of The Pen and Bayou Dupont. Two existing bayous will remain open and a site-specific opening to The Pen will be incorporated at the eastern marsh creation site. Dedicated dredging would be used to create approximately 74 acres of marsh, and nourish an additional 107 acres of marsh, within the triangular area bounded by the south shore of The Pen, the Barataria Bay Waterway (Dupre Cut) and the Creole Gas Pipeline Canal. Containment dikes constructed for marsh creation and nourishment will be degraded upon completion of construction.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 11-Jul-2012 )

Project was completed on June 6, 2012.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $19,254,174 , which includes $16,937,243 for construction first costs, and $0 and $2,316,931 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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