COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 18-May-2022

Sediment Trapping at The Jaws

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Sediment Trapping at The Jaws
PRIORITY LIST: 6 PROJECT NO: 0674 CWPPRA NO: PTV-19b DNR NO: TV-15
PROJECT TYPE: Sediment/Nutrient Trapping NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 1999
REGION: 3 BASIN: Teche / Vermilion PARISH: St. Martin
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 28-May-1998 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 01-Nov-2002 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 14-Jul-2004 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 19-May-2005 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Mar-1999 ( Actual ) No: 64
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 14-Aug-2006 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 24-Apr-1997 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 24-Apr-1997 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 21 R. L. "Bret" Allain II
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 50 Sam Jones

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 18-May-2022

Sediment Trapping at The Jaws

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in St. Mary Parish near "The Jaws" in the northeast portion of West Cote Blanche Bay.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The area is experiencing shoreline erosion at the rate of 15 ft/yr, and available sediments from "The Jaws" are not being used to create vegetated marshes. The objective of the project is to induce sedimentation to create emergent vegetated wetlands by reducing wave fetch. The project components include: dredging 63,000 feet of distributary channels 60 feet wide and 6 feet deep (844,444 cy); constructing 145 terraces approximately 60 feet wide at an elevation of 2 feet above (+)MSL; and vegetative plantings on the terrace surfaces and between the terraces with Bullwhip and Giant Cutgrass.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 29-Apr-2011 )

An O&M inspection was conducted on 4-05-11. The overall condition of the terraces is good. Evidence of recovery from herbivory was noted, as was colonization of mud flats between terraces and bay shoreline.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,722,811 , which includes $1,248,498 for construction first costs, and $217,842 and $256,471 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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