COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Bayou Perot/Bayou Rigolettes Marsh Restoration DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Bayou Perot/Bayou Rigolettes Marsh Restoration DEAUTHORIZED
PRIORITY LIST: 3 PROJECT NO: 0340 CWPPRA NO: XBA-65a DNR NO: BA-21
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED:
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Jefferson
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 3-Mar-1995 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT1/16/1998 No: 19
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE: 16-Jan-1998      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/1/1993 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 8 John A. Alario, Jr.
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 105 Christopher J. Leopold

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Cecelia Linder
Program Manager
1315 East West Hwy
SSMC3 F/HC3
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PHONES:  
Office: (301) 713-0174 X162
Fax: (301) 713-0184

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Bayou Perot/Bayou Rigolettes Marsh Restoration DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project area is the peninsula between Bayou Rigolettes in Jefferson Parish and Bayou Perot in Lafourche Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The peninsula lies in the area of maximum subsidence between the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche channel systems. The bulk density of the marsh soils has fallen, causing increased marsh loss, and shoreline erosion rates are very high. The object is to mine sediments from Bayous Rigolettes and Perot and to place these sediments along the shoreline of the peninsula. This will elevate the shoreline and increase its stability. As the shoreline erodes over time, much of the dredged material would be moved inwards, significantly increasing the life of the peninsula.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 1-Jan-1990 )

A feasibility study conducted by LA DNR indicated that possible wetlands benefits from construction of this project are questionable. LA DNR has indicated a willingness to deauthorize the project. In April 1996, LA DNR had asked to reconsider the project with potential of combining this with two other projects in the watershed. Project deauthorized at January 16, 1998 Task Force meeting.

Deauthorized.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $20,963 , which includes $14,880 for construction first costs, and $6,083 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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