COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 11-May-2021

Sabine Refuge Structure Replacement (Hog Island)

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Sabine Refuge Structure Replacement (Hog Island)
PRIORITY LIST: 3 PROJECT NO: 0339 CWPPRA NO: XCS-47,48i DNR NO: CS-23
PROJECT TYPE: Hydrologic Restoration NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 953
REGION: 4 BASIN: Calcasieu/Sabine PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 25-Oct-1996 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 10-Jan-1998 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 01-Nov-1999 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 10-Sep-2003 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 11-Apr-1997 ( Actual ) No: 44
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 17-Jun-1999 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 18-Aug-2004 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 01-Oct-1993 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 20-Jan-1999 ( 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 11-May-2021

Sabine Refuge Structure Replacement (Hog Island)

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located on the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in western Cameron Parish. The project is bounded by the North Line Canal to the north, Pool 3 impoundment to the west, Central Canal to the south and Hwy 27 to the east.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The existing water control structures at Hog Island Gully, West Cove, and Headquarters Canals were inadequate in that they did not provide enough discharge potential to discharge excess water and could not be operated to effectively preclude saltwater intrusion. These inadequacies are the result of structure designs that did not provide sufficient management flexibility. The project replaced the existing structures with ones that have substantially greater discharge potential and greater management flexibility. The project structure dimensions include: 1) the 46-foot wide Hog Island Gully Structure which includes four (4) 7.5 ft wide x 8 ft deep bays and two (2) 3 ft wide x 8 ft deep bays with flapgates on 3 of the 4 large bays with all bays fitted with two batteries of stop logs; 2) the 37 ft wide West Cove Canal Structure includes three (3) 7.5 ft wide x 8 ft deep large bays and two (2) 3 ft wide x 8 ft deep smaller bays with 2 of the larger bays fitted with external flapgates and all bays with two batteries of stop logs; and 3) the Headquarters Canal Structure which includes three (3) 5 ft (60-inch) diameter culverts set at marsh level with an exterior (lakeside) flapgate/sluice gate on each culvert.

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

The project did not become fully operational until maintenance and structure modification in 2011. The structures experienced minor damage in 2020 with the passage of Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Damage assessments are scheduled for 2021. The project expires in 2023. FWS and CPRA will request a 20-yr project extension from the Task Force in 2021.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $7,836,637 , which includes $3,124,337 for construction first costs, and $973,937 and $3,738,363 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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