COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 01-Mar-2021

Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration
PRIORITY LIST: 21 PROJECT NO: 2104 CWPPRA NO: CS-59 DNR NO: CS-59
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 433
REGION: 4 BASIN: Calcasieu/Sabine PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 05-Feb-2013 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 31-Oct-2014 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 01-Oct-2016 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 21-Jan-2019 ( Actual )    
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: 22-Jan-2015 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

John Foret

646 Cajundome Boulevard

Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-2107
Fax: (337) 291-2106

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 01-Mar-2021

Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration

PROJECT LOCATION:

Located approximately 4 miles east of Holly Beach, LA, and immediately north of LA Hwy 82

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Approximately 836 acres of marsh were created and nourished using sediment dredged from a Gulf of Mexico borrow area located about five miles south of the project site. Marsh ponds and tidal creeks were also constructed in the project site. About 13 acres of additional marsh area were created using unconfined disposal. Approximately 9,000 linear feet of earthen terraces were also constructed for the project. Containment dikes were gapped to improve access for fish and other aquatic organisms and create a functional marsh.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 08-Aug-2019 )

The project was approved for construction (Phase 2) in January 2015. The bid opening was on August 9, 2016 and the construction contract was awarded to Weeks Marine, Inc. The notice to proceed was issued on October 17, 2016 and the pre-construction meeting was held on October 25, 2016. Equipment mobilization began in December 2016. Containment dike construction began on December 30, 2016 and was complete on August 11, 2017. Trenasse and secondary pond containment construction began on January 25, 2017 and was complete on August 10, 2017. A waterline located parallel to LA 27/82 was relocated between May 2 and May 12, 2017. The LA 27/82 Highway crossing and casing pipe installation began on May 13 and was complete on May 23, 2017. Earthen terrace construction began on June 15, 2017 and was complete on July 27, 2017. Dredging operations commenced on June 6, 2017 and were complete on September 8, 2017. Pavement at the LA 27/82 highway crossing was restored from September 24, 2018 to October 3, 2018. Approximately 6,615 linear feet of oilfield road were rehabilitated from August 18, 2018 to January 25, 2019. A total of 4,314,929 cubic yards of marsh compatible fill material was dredged from the Gulf of Mexico borrow area and utilized to construct six confined marsh creation areas along with a marsh nourishment area. Approximately 836 acres of marsh were created and nourished using sediment dredged from a Gulf of Mexico borrow area located about five miles south of the project site. Marsh ponds and tidal creeks were also constructed in the project site. About 13 acres of additional marsh area were created using unconfined disposal. Approximately 9,000 linear feet of earthen terraces were also constructed for the project. Containment dikes were gapped to improve access for fish and other aquatic organisms and create a functional marsh.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $27,526,922 , which includes $26,919,905 for construction first costs, and $233,423 and $373,594 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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