COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Oct-2021

Cameron Creole Plugs COMPLETE

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Cameron Creole Plugs COMPLETE
PRIORITY LIST: 1 PROJECT NO: 0109 CWPPRA NO: FCS-17 DNR NO: CS-17
PROJECT TYPE: Hydrologic Restoration NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 865
REGION: 4 BASIN: Calcasieu/Sabine PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 17-Apr-1993 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 30-Aug-1992 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 01-Oct-1996 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 28-Jan-1997 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 23-Nov-1993 ( Actual ) No: 2
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 31-Oct-1991 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 05-Nov-2008 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 25 Dan "Blade" Morrish
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 36 Chuck Kleckley

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Darryl Clark
Senior Field Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3111
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Oct-2021

Cameron Creole Plugs COMPLETE

PROJECT LOCATION:

The Cameron Creole Watershed Hydrologic Restoration Project (C/S-17) is located on the Cameron-Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in the Cameron Creole Watershed east of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project consists of the installation of two sheet pile navigable plugs/weirs with boat bays in the lakeshore borrow canal of the Cameron Creole Watershed on the east side of Calcasieu Lake. One plug/weir is located south of the Mangrove Bayou water control structure and the other south of the Grand Bayou water control structure. The objective of the Cameron/Creole Plugs project is to prevent salt water intrusion from moving northward and help to restore historic water circulation and ponding within the Cameron Creole Watershed area. An estimated 850 acres of marsh may be protected by these features. This will be accomplished by slowing the rapid movement of saline waters that enter the watershed from Calcasieu Lake via the two plugs/weirs with boat bays. The project's 20-year life ends in January 2017. The project is currently being evaluated to extend its life another 20 years. The 20-year life extension request will be presented at the September and October 2016 Technical Committee and 2016 Task Force meetings.

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

This project expired in 2017 and has been closed out. The project's features were made part of the CS-04a Cameron-Creole Watershed Maintenance Project which was approved for a 20-yr project life extension.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,144,505 , which includes $418,539 for construction first costs, and $352,556 and $373,410 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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