COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Hydro Restoration, Phase 1

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Hydro Restoration, Phase 1
PRIORITY LIST: 1 PROJECT NO: 0110 CWPPRA NO: XPO-52a DNR NO: PO-16
PROJECT TYPE: Hydrologic Restoration NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 1550
REGION: 1 BASIN: Pontchartrain PARISH: Orleans
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA.

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 17-Apr-1993 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 31-May-1993 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Jun-1995 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 30-May-1996 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 6-Oct-1994 ( Actual ) No: 13
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 21-Jun-1995 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 19-Oct-2004 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/31/1991 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 2 Cedric Richmond
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 2 Troy E. Brown
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 100 Austin Badon

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

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Hydro Restoration, Phase 1

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located on the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Orleans Parish, LA, south of Lake Pontchartrain.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection levee isolates units 3 and 4 of the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge from the surrounding marshes and establishes a large freshwater impoundment. The project features include the installation of two 30-inch diameter (22,000 gallon per minute) pumps one each in the North and South Units of the refuge. The pumping stations will remove excess water during the spring and summer high water periods. Larger pumping stations were installed by the Corps of Engineers in 2011 to accommodate enlargements to the New Orleans East hurricane protection levees. The 20-year project life ended in May 2016. In May 2014, the Task Force approved a 6-year no-cost extension to May 2022 due to in-operation of pumps post Hurricane Katrina.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 17-Apr-2012 )

Construction was completed in May 1996. The Operation and Maintenance Plan was approved in October 2004. The FWS is the lead O&M agency for this project in coordination with the State Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA).

The Corps of Engineers removed the two 30-inch diameter CWPPRA-constructed pumping stations in 2010 and replaced them in December 2011. This was done because larger pumps were needed to accommodate the larger hurricane protection levees modified in 2011.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $1,680,193 , which includes $975,501 for construction first costs, and $360,328 and $344,364 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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