COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Hopedale Hydro Restoration

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Hopedale Hydro Restoration
PRIORITY LIST: 8 PROJECT NO: 0889 CWPPRA NO: PPO-38 DNR NO: PO-24
PROJECT TYPE: Hydrologic Restoration NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 134
REGION: 1 BASIN: Pontchartrain PARISH: St. Bernard
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 11-Jan-2000 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 15-Jul-2003 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 10-Jan-2004 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 15-Jan-2005 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Jul-2000 ( Actual ) No: 72
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 17-Sep-2003 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL: 1-Aug-2006 ( Actual )    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/20/1999 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 20-Jan-1999 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 1 A. G. Crowe
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 103 Raymond E. Garofalo

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Rachel Sweeney
Fisheries Biologist
c/o Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7535
PHONES:  
Office: (225) 389-0508
Fax: (225) 389-0506

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Hopedale Hydro Restoration

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project involves re-furbishment and construction of several water control structures designed to prevent tidal surges and reduce wetland deterioration within the project site. Water control structures installed in the 1950's have collapsed and deteriorated to the point that the control structures are having an adverse effect on wetlands in the project area. Wind-driven tide and rainwater pond on the marsh surface as a result of reduced drainage capacity at this outlet, reducing plant health and accelerating marsh loss. Replacement of this structure would allow more rapid drainage of the area, improve fisheries access to the area, reduce wetland loss rates and protect over 3,000 acres of marsh.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 24-Jan-2005 )

Cooperative Agreement was awarded January 11, 2000. Engineering and design is complete, with design surveys, geo-technical investigations and hydrologic modeling complete. Landrights for the major project feature are complete. NEPA compliance and regulatory requirements are complete. A construction contract was awarded in November 2003, and construction was initiated in March 2004. COnstruction was completed in January 2005, and the project is currently being operated by St. Bernard Parish under a cooperative agreement with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $2,281,287 , which includes $1,191,026 for construction first costs, and $641,052 and $449,209 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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