COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Shoreline Protection

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Shoreline Protection
PRIORITY LIST: 1 PROJECT NO: 0111 CWPPRA NO: ME-9 DNR NO: ME-09
PROJECT TYPE: Shoreline Protection NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 247
REGION: 4 BASIN: Mermentau PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 17-Apr-1993 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 30-Aug-1992 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 19-May-1994 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 9-Aug-1994 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Oct-1993 ( Actual ) No: 1
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 21-Jun-1995 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/31/1991 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 25 Dan "Blade" Morrish
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 36 Chuck Kleckley

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Darryl Clark
Senior Field Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3111
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 6-Dec-2019

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Shoreline Protection

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located on the northern bank of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, east of the Gibbstown Bridge, in the southern portion of Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project will protect the emergent wetlands of the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge adjacent to the GIWW, enhance the emergent wetlands protected by constructing approximately 2.5 miles of rock dike parallel to the existing spoil bank, and terminate the encroachment of the GIWW into the refuge.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 28-Mar-2013 )

The 20-year project end date is August 9, 2014. A decision will be made in the near future concerning project close-out. To date no maintenance has been needed and $39,963 expended on O&M inspections. The Corps installed warning signs in 2001 due to navigation complaints the rock was obscured by vegetation. The rock dike is not within the GIWW navigation channel. Those signs are not a project feature for maintenance. The 2012 O&M inspection reported that the rock dike is in good condition.

Two small sections of lower rock allowing water exchange were noted during the March 2012 O&M inspection, but there was no need of maintenance at that time. Those low areas were noted in previous inspections.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,227,123 , which includes $912,887 for construction first costs, and $101,177 and $213,059 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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