COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

South Grand Chenier Hydrologic Restoration

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: South Grand Chenier Hydrologic Restoration
PRIORITY LIST: 11 PROJECT NO: 1107 CWPPRA NO: ME-8-1 DNR NO: ME-20
PROJECT TYPE: Hydrologic Restoration NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 414
REGION: 4 BASIN: Mermentau PARISH: Cameron
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 3-Apr-2002 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 3-Nov-2009 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Jun-2015 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 1-Jun-2019 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 9-Jun-2008 ( Actual ) No: 121
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/16/2002 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 20-Jan-2014 ( Actual )    

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 30-Apr-2020

South Grand Chenier Hydrologic Restoration

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Region 4, Mermentau Basin, Cameron Parish. The project-benefitted marshes are located south of Grand Cheniere, LA, between LA Hwy 82 and Hog Bayou.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project includes placing material dredged from the Gulf of Mexico in 2 marsh creation cells totalling 453 acres in shallow open water west and east of Second Lake south of Grand Chenier, LA.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 19-Oct-2017 )


The CWPPRA Task Force approved construction funding on January 20, 2014. A Construction Bid Advertisement was issued by the NRCS in March 2017, but the bid was unsuccessful. The plan is to re-advertise for bids in November or December 2017. An implementation meeting and field trip was held on March 13, 2002. The hydrodynamic modeling report was completed in September 2004. Design surveying was completed September 2007. A wave analysis model and geotechnical investigations were completed in 2008. Landrights meetings were held between project sponsors and the major landowners in 2002, 2003, and 2006. Preliminary design (30%) and 95% Design Review meetings were held on August 6, 2009, and November 3, 2009, respectively. The Task Force approved initial Phase II construction funding on January 20, 2010. Due to lack of landrights from two of the seven major landowners, project construction funds were returned to the CWPPRA Program at the January 19, 2012, Task Force meeting. A project scope change to remove the freshwater introduction feature and change the name to "South Grand Chenier Marsh Creation", was approved in December 2012. Landrights were finalized in 2012 and construction approval was again received in January 2014. Revised Plans and specifications were completed in April 2015. Permit modifications were received in June 2015. The revised construction start date is June 2018.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $22,282,940 , which includes $21,526,484 for construction first costs, and $97,390 and $659,066 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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