COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Oct-2021

West Belle Pass Barrier Headland Restoration Project

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: West Belle Pass Barrier Headland Restoration Project
PRIORITY LIST: 16 PROJECT NO: 1604 CWPPRA NO: TE-52 DNR NO: TE-52
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 305
REGION: 3 BASIN: Terrebonne PARISH: Lafourche
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 31-May-2007 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 17-May-2011 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 09-Sep-2011 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 04-Jun-2013 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 15-Oct-2009 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 15-Oct-2009 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 18-Oct-2006 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 20-Jan-2010 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 20 Norby Chabert
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 53 Lenar L. Whitney

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Donna Rogers



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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 15-Oct-2021

West Belle Pass Barrier Headland Restoration Project

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Lafourche Parish about 2 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The headland on which this project is situated is experiencing shoreline retreats over 100 feet a year in certain locations. This project helped to reestablish the West Belle headland by rebuilding a large portion of the beach, dune, and back barrier marsh that once existed. Approximately 10,000 feet, amounting to 183 acres, of beach and dune was rebuilt using 2.8 million cubic yards of dredged sand, and 227 acres of marsh habitat was rebuilt using 1.4 million cubic yards of dredged material.

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

Ecological Restoration Services planted 20,000 plugs of smooth cordgrass on May 2017 on the marsh platform along the containment dike in non-vegetated areas. This was done to protect the platform from unabated erosion when Timbalier Bay finally establishes a connection with the internal ditch south of the containment dike.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $28,329,116 , which includes $25,689,729 for construction first costs, and $134,541 and $2,504,846 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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