COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Bayou Dupont Ridge Creation & Marsh Restoration

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Bayou Dupont Ridge Creation & Marsh Restoration
PRIORITY LIST: 17 PROJECT NO: 1701 CWPPRA NO: BA-48 DNR NO: BA-48
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 186
REGION: 0 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Jefferson
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 17-Jul-2008 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START: 21-Apr-2014 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 30-Jun-2015 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/25/2007 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 19-Jan-2011 ( Actual )    

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

Mel Landry



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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Bayou Dupont Ridge Creation & Marsh Restoration

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Jefferson Parish approximately 4 miles southeast of Lafitte, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

There is rapid land loss (rate of about 1.7% per year) within the project site and surrounding areas resulting from subsidence, erosion by wind-driven waves, storms, and altered hydrology. The natural limits of Bayou Dupont have become difficult to determine in some areas because land loss is causing the coalescence of the bayou with adjacent water bodies. Project goals include 1) creating and nourishing approximately 300 acres of marsh through pipeline sediment delivery from the Mississippi River, and 2) creating a ridge along a portion of the southwestern shoreline of Bayou Dupont.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 4-Nov-2015 )

Major construction activities are complete. The marsh platform and ridge have been constructed and the containment dikes have been gapped. Ridge plantings are currently being planned.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $38,316,090 , which includes $37,630,923 for construction first costs, and $143,261 and $541,906 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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