COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation, Cycles 4 & 5

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation, Cycles 4 & 5
PRIORITY LIST: 8 PROJECT NO: 0883-4&5 CWPPRA NO: XCS-48-4-5 DNR NO: CS-28-4-5
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 331
REGION: 4 BASIN: Calcasieu/Sabine PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 6-May-2014 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION:    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Aug-2014 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 7-Jul-2015 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 8-Sep-2015 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/20/1999 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 19-Jan-2011 ( 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 INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Robert Dubois
Fish & Wildlife Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3127
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation, Cycles 4 & 5

PROJECT LOCATION:

The Sabine Marsh Creation Cycle 4 Project is located on the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, west of Highway 27, in a large, open water area northwest of Brown's Lake. It is located in Cameron Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Cycles 4 & 5 consist of the creation of 230 and 232 acres (respectively) of brackish marsh platform using material dredged from the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. Approximately 2 million cubic yards of material was placed within each of two marsh creation areas. The dredged material was contained by earthen dikes and low level earthen overflow weirs that when constructed assist in the de-watering of the marsh creation disposal area. This also assist in the creation of fringe marsh through the overflow. The dredged slurry will be placed between elevations 2.0 and 2.7 feet North American Vertical Datum 88.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 13-Apr-2016 )

Cycle 4 was completed on 1/15/2015 with 230 acres of marsh platform being constructed with material pumped from the Calcasieu River Ship Channel through CWPPRA’s permanent pipeline. Cycle 5 was completed on 7/7/2015 with approximately 232 acres of marsh platform being constructed with material pumped from the ship channel. This material was also pumped through CWPPRA’s permanent pipeline. In addition to Cycles 4 & 5 being constructed, CWPPRA had the opportunity to work with the Port of Lake Charles and the USACE in constructing low level containment dikes to help contain the approximately 1 million Cyds of material the Port paid to be placed in an open water site on Sabin Refuge just south of Cycles 1-5 (Unit 1A-North). This created approximately 240 acres of marsh platform and was completed on 11/21/2014. CWPPRA also funded the Corps to place approximately 1 million Cyds of material to be place and contained with low level earthen dikes in Unit 1A-South. This created approximately 171 acres of marsh platform and nourished the surrounding marsh which was completed on 6/15/2015. The overflow of material from the two areas in Unit 1A is unknown, but it is believed to have created 300-400 acres of mudflats that will hopefully become vegetated in the near future.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $6,101,184 , which includes $5,829,286 for construction first costs, and $94,549 and $177,349 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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