COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation
PRIORITY LIST: 20 PROJECT NO: 2001 CWPPRA NO: PO-104 DNR NO: PO-104
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 478
REGION: 1 BASIN: Pontchartrain PARISH: St. Tammany
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 14-Mar-2011 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Feb-2016 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 5-Sep-2016 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 20-Jan-2018 *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/19/2011 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 24-Jan-2013 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 999 Not Available

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Robert Dubois
Fish & Wildlife Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3127
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation

PROJECT LOCATION:

This project is located in Region 1, Upper Pontchartrain Basin, St. Tammany Parish, along the northern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain west of Eden Isles development near Bayou’s Bonfouca and Liberty. A portion of this project is also located within Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge adjacent to Bayou Bonfouca.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This project would consist of placing hydraulically dredged sediment from Lake Pontchartrain in open water sites to a height of +1.1 NAVD 88. This would create 520 acres and nourish approximately 101 acres of emergent marsh. Several historic marsh ponds have been identified and would be restored. Tidal creeks are also proposed to connect these ponds to facilitate water and fisheries exchange. Containment dikes that would be sufficiently gaped or degraded to allow for fisheries access no later than three years post construction.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 29-Sep-2017 )

Marsh Creation (MC) 1 and 3 are completed. MC 2 is nearing completion. Starting to pump into MC 4. There has been a number of acres created in the overflow area just outside of MC 1.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $27,648,895 , which includes $27,408,106 for construction first costs, and $102,998 and $137,791 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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