COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 18-May-2022

New Orleans Landbridge Shoreline & Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: New Orleans Landbridge Shoreline & Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 24 PROJECT NO: 000 CWPPRA NO: PO-169 DNR NO: PO-169
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 167
REGION: 0 BASIN: Pontchartrain PARISH: Orleans
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 30-Oct-2015 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 22-Jan-2015 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 12-Feb-2019 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT:
STATE SENATE DISTRICT:
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT:

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Robert Dubois
Fish & Wildlife Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3127
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 18-May-2022

New Orleans Landbridge Shoreline & Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project area is located in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin (Region 1) in Orleans Parish. U.S. Highway 90 cuts through the center of the two units along the old Bayou Sauvage distributary ridge (also known as the East Orleans Landbridge).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Approximately 284 acres of brackish marsh will be restored using approximately 1.3 million cubic yards of material dredged from two borrow areas in Lakes St. Catherine and Pontchartrain and from flotation access dredging. Material will be placed in four (3) marsh restoration areas. To achieve the project goals, the dredged slurry will be placed to a constructed fill elevation of +2.0 ft NAVD88 with a goal of the platform settling into the inundation range over the design life. Containment dikes will be built to an elevation between +3.5 and +3.0. Containment dikes fronting the lake side of the marsh creation cells will be armored with articulated concreate mats (ACM).

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: )

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $23,098,518 , which includes $22,756,542 for construction first costs, and $146,265 and $195,711 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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