COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation, Cycle 3

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation, Cycle 3
PRIORITY LIST: 8 PROJECT NO: 0883-3 CWPPRA NO: XCS-48-3 DNR NO: CS-28-3
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 187
REGION: 4 BASIN: Calcasieu/Sabine PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: COE
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 28-Mar-2005 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START: 25-Oct-2006 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 30-Sep-2010 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 11-May-2005 ( Actual ) No: 112
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/20/1999 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 28-Jan-2004 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 7 Not Available
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 25 Dan "Blade" Morrish
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 36 Chuck Kleckley

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Scott Wandell
Project Manager
CEMVN-PM-OR
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160
PHONES:  
Office: (504) 862-1878
Fax: (504) 862-1892

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation, Cycle 3

PROJECT LOCATION:

The Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation Cycle 3 Project is located on the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, west of Highway 27, in a large, open water area west of Brown's Lake. It is located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation Cycle 3 Project consists of the placement of dredged material from routine maintenance of the Calcasieu River Ship Channel via temporary pipeline into a marsh creation site within the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. The Project will create approximately 231 acres of marsh.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 9-May-2011 )

This project was approved by the Task Force as a part of Priority Project List 8. The project consists of constructing 5 marsh creation sites within the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge using material dredged out of the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. The current estimated project cost to construct all cycles is approximately $21.4 million. The first cycle was completed on February 26, 2002. The total project cost for dredging cycle 1 was $3,412,415. The project was advertised for bid as a component of the Calcasieu River and Pass Maintenance Dredging contract on February 16, 2001. Construction initiation was advanced in conjunction with an accelerated maintenance dredging schedule for the Calcasieu River. On January 28, 2004, the CWPPRA Task Force provided additional funding and construction approval for Cycles 2 and 3. Construction of Cycle 2 was completed in 2009. Cycle 3 consists of the creation of 232 acres of marsh platform using material dredged from the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. Between February 12 and March 31, 2007, 828,767 cubic yards of dredged sediment material were placed into the Sabine Refuge Cycle 3 marsh creation area. Lower level earthen overflow weirs were constructed to assist in the dewatering of the marsh creation disposal area and to create fringe marsh with the overflow. The dredged slurry was placed between elevations 2.03 NAVD 88 and 2.71 NAVD 88. Construction of low level weirs along north and west boundary of Cycle 3 allowed 10 to 20 percent of the dredged material to splay into the surrounding area. Containment along the South and East border was breached in Fall of 2010 to complete all construction items.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $2,973,179 , which includes $2,756,748 for construction first costs, and $216,431 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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