COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration
PRIORITY LIST: 18 PROJECT NO: 1803 CWPPRA NO: BA-68 DNR NO: BA-68
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 370
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION:    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Jul-2014 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 1-Oct-2015 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/21/2009 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 19-Jan-2012 ( 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 COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Rachel Sweeney
Fisheries Biologist
c/o Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7535
PHONES:  
Office: (225) 389-0508
Fax: (225) 389-0506

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located along Grand Liard Bayou nearly 1.7 miles south of Triumph in the Barataria Basin in Plaquemines Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:


PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 28-Feb-2018 )

The bid opening was on February 6, 2014 and the construction contract was awarded to Weeks Marine, Inc. on March 18, 2014. The notice to proceed was issued on March 24, 2014 and the pre-construction meeting was held on April 3, 2014. Access channel dredging began on July 22, 2014 and ended on August 26, 2015. Earthen ridge and containment dike construction began on August 27, 2014 and was complete on March 24, 2015. Marsh creation began on March 18, 2015 and was complete on July 31, 2015. Weeks Marine, Inc. completed construction on September 16, 2015. Final quantities constructed were: 450 acres of marsh platform; 28,855 linear feet of containment dikes; 45,152 square feet of steel sheet piling; and 15,484 linear feet of earthen ridge. Portions of the marsh are expected to be planted with vegetation in the fall of 2018. The constructed ridge will be planted with woody vegetation in the future.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $42,227,680 , which includes $41,554,678 for construction first costs, and $319,307 and $353,695 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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