COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Lake Boudreaux Freshwater Introduction INACTIVE

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Lake Boudreaux Freshwater Introduction INACTIVE
PRIORITY LIST: 6 PROJECT NO: 0670 CWPPRA NO: TE-7f DNR NO: TE-32a
PROJECT TYPE: Freshwater Diversion NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 266
REGION: 3 BASIN: Terrebonne PARISH: Terrebonne
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 22-Oct-1998 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 31-Aug-2010 *    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-Jun-2013 *    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 1-Oct-2014 *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Mar-1999 ( Actual ) No: 59
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 4/24/1997 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 28-Oct-2010 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 20 Norby Chabert
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 51 Joe Harrison

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Ronny Paille
Senior Field Biologist
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 400
Lafayette, LA 70506
PHONES:  
Office: (337) 291-3117
Fax: (337) 291-3139

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Lake Boudreaux Freshwater Introduction INACTIVE

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Terrebonne Parish approximately 5 miles southwest of Chauvin, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The area is suffering from a lack of freshwater head, which is insufficient to reduce the negative effects of saltwater intrusion. The project objective is to seasonally introduce freshwater from the Houma Navigation Canal, in order to reduce saltwater intrusion and promote vegetative diversity within the project area. Project plans are to: enlarge 6,700 feet of Bayou Pelton to 100 feet wide by 8 feet deep; dredge 3,200 feet of outfall channel to 100 feet wide by 8 feet deep; install a major water control structure in the outfall canal consisting of seven 8-foot-wide by 8-foot deep sluice gates, build a bridge for Louisiana Highway 57 over the outfall canal; construct approximately six small water management structures; and provide flood protection for developed areas extending north of Canebrake Subdivision to the Grand Caillou Elementary School.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 10-Sep-2013 )

Acquisition of new appraisals and associated plats has delayed landrights work. The updated appraisals have been incorporated into the final landrights documents which are being submitted to property owners for execution. Review of the permit application has been put on hold until the permitting agencies conclude how to address the concurrent Parish proposal for a forced drainage project along the east flank of Bayou Grand Caillou (in the project area).

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $20,048,152 , which includes $18,636,393 for construction first costs, and $982,567 and $429,192 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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