COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Spanish Pass Diversion DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Spanish Pass Diversion DEAUTHORIZED
PRIORITY LIST: 13 PROJECT NO: 1301 CWPPRA NO: MR-14 DNR NO: MR-14
PROJECT TYPE: Sediment Diversion NET ACRES BENEFITTED:
REGION: 2 BASIN: Miss. River Delta PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: COE
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION:    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Nov-2013 *    
CONSTRUCTION START:    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION:    
ESCROW AMENDMENT6/6/2013 No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE: 6-Jun-2013      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/28/2004 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

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

Susan Hennington
Biologist
CEMVN-PM-OR
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
PHONES:  
Office: (504) 862-2504
Fax: (504) 862-1892

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Spanish Pass Diversion DEAUTHORIZED

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Region 2, Mississippi Rier Delta Basin, Plaquemines Parish, LA, near Venice.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Marsh in the project area is not receiving sediment and is becoming open water. The principle hydrologic changes in the area are due to the dredging of canals for the Venice Oil Field, roads and other infrastructure. This has caused Spanish and Red Pass to be cut off from the influence of the Mississippi River, thus starving the area of freshwater sediments and nutrients. These processes have resulted in the loss of more than 3,900 areas of fresh marsh and swamp. The primary goal of the project is to gain emergent marsh to the maximum extent practicable by diverting river water and sediments into an otherwise open water environment. The project involves construction of a 7,000 cfs diversion channel from Grand Pass into the large open water receiving area shown on the project map. Outfall management measures will be evaluated and incorporated to increase benefits to aquatic habitat in the system.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 20-Jun-2014 )

The MR-14 Spanish Pass Diversion project was deauthorized per CWPPRA Task Force decision on 4 June 2013.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $310,152 , which includes $310,152 for construction first costs, and $0 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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