COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 13-Dec-2019

Pecan Island Terracing

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Pecan Island Terracing
PRIORITY LIST: 7 PROJECT NO: 0781 CWPPRA NO: XME-22 DNR NO: ME-14
PROJECT TYPE: Terracing NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 442
REGION: 4 BASIN: Mermentau PARISH: Vermilion
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 1-Apr-1999 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Dec-2002 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 15-Dec-2002 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 10-Sep-2003 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 21-May-2002 ( Actual ) No: 93
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 19-Feb-2002 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 14-Aug-2006 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/16/1998 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 16-Jan-1998 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 26 Jonathan W. Perry
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 47 Bob Hensgens

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

John Foret

646 Cajundome Boulevard

Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-2107
Fax: (337) 291-2106

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 13-Dec-2019

Pecan Island Terracing

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Vermilion Parish approximately 5 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico just south of Pecan Island and Hwy 82.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The marshland was transformed into dry pasture land in the mid 1950's by constructing continuous dikes and pumping out the water. Deterioration and loss of the perimeter levees in recent years has converted the entire area into a shallow, open water lake with a few small marsh islands. The project will convert areas of open water back to vegetated marsh through the construction of earthen terraces. Project features include construction of earthen terraces over a substantial portion of the project area. Breaks will be constructed to facilitate sediment settling. Submerged aquatic vegetation growth will be promoted in the terraced area due to reduced turbidity and wave action.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 29-Apr-2011 )

An O&M inspection is planned for May 2011.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $2,485,502 , which includes $2,039,442 for construction first costs, and $246,054 and $200,006 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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