COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Flexible Dustpan Demo at Head of Passes Demo COMPLETE

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Flexible Dustpan Demo at Head of Passes Demo COMPLETE
PRIORITY LIST: 6 PROJECT NO: 0667 CWPPRA NO: XMR-12b DNR NO: MR-10
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 0
REGION: 2 BASIN: Miss. River Delta PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: COE
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 31-May-2002 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 30-Oct-1998 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 3-Jun-2002 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 21-Jun-2002 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No: 102
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 4/24/1997 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 24-Apr-1997 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 1 A. G. Crowe
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 105 Christopher J. Leopold

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Brad Inman
Project Manager
CEMVN-PM-OR
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160
PHONES:  
Office: (504) 862-1940
Fax: (504) 862-1892

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Flexible Dustpan Demo at Head of Passes Demo COMPLETE

PROJECT LOCATION:

The marsh creation sites for this project are located in the Mississippi River Delta in Plaquemines Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Areas in this region that stand to benefit are the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area, and the West Bay designated maintenance dredge materials placement areas. Historically, the areas where the marsh creation areas are located have supported significant amounts of submerged aquatic vegetation and marsh grasses. At present, the areas have become open areas and are nearly devoid of vegetation due to the effects of deterioration. Deterioration of these marshes has been accelerated by several major factors. Natural deterioration processes include subsidence and erosion in this region. Disturbance of natural alluvial processes has occurred through navigation waterways improvements for navigation on the Mississippi River. In addition, construction of access canals for oil and gas exploration has increased tidal exchange into the Delta interior, which has accelerated natural erosional processes.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 11-Jul-2002 )

CSA executed May 31, 2002. Construction completed June 21, 2002.

The Dustpan/Cutterhead Marsh Creation Demonstration project as originally approved, no longer involves the use of a cutterhead dredge. At the October 25, 2001 Task Force meeting, it was approved the motion to use the authorized funds for a "flexible dustpan" demonstration project and approved changing the name of the project to "Flexible Dustpan Demo at Head of Passes".

The project was completed as an operations and maintenance task order through an ERDC research and development IDC contract. The project identified some minor areas of concern with regard to the dredge plants effectiveness as a maintenance tool. The dredge was effective in its performance for the beneficial placement of material. The final surveys and quantities have not yet been reported.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,904,646 , which includes $1,858,646 for construction first costs, and $46,000 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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