COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Oct-2021

Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization
PRIORITY LIST: 10 PROJECT NO: 1010 CWPPRA NO: ME-18 DNR NO: ME-18
PROJECT TYPE: Shoreline Protection NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 256
REGION: 4 BASIN: Mermentau PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 27-Sep-2001 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 07-Nov-2005 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 01-Nov-2017 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 27-May-2020 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Aug-2011 ( Actual ) No: 94
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10-Jan-2001 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 22-Jan-2016 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 25 Dan "Blade" Morrish
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 47 Bob Hensgens

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 15-Oct-2021

Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located along the Rockefeller Refuge Gulf shoreline from the western side of Joseph's Harbor west for approximately 4 miles in Cameron Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project will address Rockefeller Refuge Gulf shoreline retreat which averages approximately 46 feet per year with subsequent direct loss of saline marsh. The project would entail construction of a nearshore breakwater along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, extending approximately 15,800 feet from Joseph's Harbor westward. The proposed feature would incorporate the previously constructed ME-18 test-sections, and LA-08 Demonstration project features. The proposed structure would be tied into the west bank of Joseph Harbor, using encapsulated light weight aggregate overtopped with large stone. It would be designed to attenuate shoreline retreat along this stretch of Gulf shoreline, as well as promote shallowing, settling out, and natural vegetative colonization of over wash material landward of the proposed structure.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 09-Jun-2021 )

The bid opening was on July 9, 2017 and the construction contract was awarded to Leblanc Marine, LLC. The pre-construction meeting was held on October 4, 2017 and the notice to proceed was issued on November 1, 2017. Mobilization for construction began on April 21, 2018 and the project was accepted on May 27, 2020. A total of 266,962 tons of armor stone; 43,106 tons of bedding stone; 62,815 cubic yards of lightweight aggregate; and 181,780 square yards of geotextile fabric were installed. A total of 20,352 linear feet of breakwater were installed along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline of Rockefeller Refuge.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $33,337,316 , which includes $33,099,991 for construction first costs, and $171,283 and $66,042 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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