COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Myrtle Grove Siphon DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Myrtle Grove Siphon DEAUTHORIZED
PRIORITY LIST: 5 PROJECT NO: 0565 CWPPRA NO: PBA-48a DNR NO: BA-24
PROJECT TYPE: Freshwater Diversion NET ACRES BENEFITTED:
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 20-Mar-1997 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT10/25/2007 25-Aug-1997 ( Actual ) No: 56
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE: 25-Oct-2007      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 2/28/1996 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 1 A. G. Crowe
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 19-Aug-2019

Myrtle Grove Siphon DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located near the community of Myrtle Grove on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project area covers nearly 16,000 acres. Construction of the Mississippi River levee has effectively stopped annual flooding that, in the past, nourished surrounding wetlands with sediments, nutrients and freshwater. These flood waters counteracted subsidence, saltwater intrusion and marsh loss. The siphon will partially reestablish seasonal flooding of the Mississippi River by discharging an estimated 2,100 cubic feet of water per second.

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

The 5th Priority List authorized funding in the amount of $4,500,000 for the FY 96 Phase 1 of this project. Priority List 6 authorized funding in the amount of $6,000,000 for FY 97. Priority List 8 is authorized to fund the remaining $5,000,000. Total project cost is estimated to be $15,525,950.

NOAA and LADNR are closing out the cooperative agreement and returning remaining project funds to the CWPPRA program. Project will remain active as authorized.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $481,803 , which includes $475,597 for construction first costs, and $6,206 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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