COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 15 PROJECT NO: 1501 CWPPRA NO: BA-42 DNR NO: BA-42
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 447
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 28-Mar-2006 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 31-May-2011 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 24-Feb-2012 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 19-May-2015 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 2/8/2006 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 21-Jan-2009 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Kevin Roy
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3120
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Plaquemines Parish on the west side of the Mississippi River and east and south of Lake Hermitage.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The original project features included dredging in the Mississippi River and pumping sediments via pipeline to create 549 acres of marsh. Additionally, 6,300 feet of shoreline restoration using river material and 7,300 linear feet of terraces were included. Fortunately, a favorable bid on the construction contract allowed for project expansion and the marsh creation feature was increased to encompass a total of 795 acres. Funding from the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources - Office of Coastal Management, and Deepwater Horizon Early Restoration allowed construction of an additional 215 acres of marsh. Terraces were removed from the CWPPRA project to provide an area for marsh creation with Deepwater Horizon Early Restoration funding.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 11-Jul-2017 )

This project was completed in 2015 and monitoring activities are ongoing.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $34,450,805 , which includes $34,169,308 for construction first costs, and $245,851 and $35,646 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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