COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization
PRIORITY LIST: 10 PROJECT NO: 1010 CWPPRA NO: ME-18 DNR NO: ME-18
PROJECT TYPE: Shoreline Protection NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 256
REGION: 4 BASIN: Mermentau PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 27-Sep-2001 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 7-Nov-2005 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Nov-2017 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 15-Feb-2018 *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Aug-2011 ( Actual ) No: 94
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/10/2001 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 3 Charles W. Boustany
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 25 Dan "Blade" Morrish
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 30-Apr-2020

Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located along the Rockefeller Refuge Gulf shoreline from the western side of Joseph's Harbor west for approximately 4 miles in Cameron Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project will address Rockefeller Refuge Gulf shoreline retreat which averages approximately 46 feet per year with subsequent direct loss of saline marsh. The project would entail construction of a nearshore breakwater along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, extending approximately 15,800 feet from Joseph's Harbor westward. The proposed feature would incorporate the previously constructed ME-18 test-sections, and LA-08 Demonstration project features. The proposed structure would be tied into the west bank of Joseph Harbor, using encapsulated light weight aggregate overtopped with large stone. It would be designed to attenuate shoreline retreat along this stretch of Gulf shoreline, as well as promote shallowing, settling out, and natural vegetative colonization of over wash material landward of the proposed structure.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 12-May-2014 )

A 30% Design Review meeting will occur on May 15, 2014, and the 95% Design Meeting scheduled for September 30, 2014. NMFS intends to seek Phase 2 authorization in December 2014,

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $33,337,316 , which includes $33,099,991 for construction first costs, and $171,283 and $66,042 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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