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Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area - Crevasse Access

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$820,259

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The project involved the construction of five crevasses (openings) in the natural spoil banks of the Wildlife Management Area's passes. These crevasses provide recreational hunters, fishermen, and non-consumptive users access to wetlands that were previously inaccessible by boat. These crevasses also divert sediment-laden river water into shallow open ponds, enhancing habitat for wildlife and fisheries. • Southeast Pass Crevasse: This is a small, existing crevasse that opens into a large open water bay. The existing crevasse was dredged to approximately 10 feet deep and widened to an average width of 100 feet for a length of approximately 1,550 feet. • Small Downstream South Pass Crevasse: This crevasse is a new feature created in an area of low vegetation density just off of South Pass Crevasse. This new crevasse was dredged to 8 feet deep and widened to 40 feet for a length of 1,100 feet. • Johnson Crevasse: This is a newly constructed feature extending eastward from the open water of Johnson Pass and into a marsh area. The new crevasse was dredged to 8 feet deep and widened to 30 feet for a length of approximately 250 feet. • Cheniere Crevasse: This is a newly constructed feature extending eastward from the open water of Cheniere Pass and into a marsh area. The new crevasse was dredged to 8 feet deep and widened to 30 feet for a length of approximately 200 feet. • Loomis Pass Crevasse: This is a newly constructed feature extending southward from open water near Loomis Pass and into a marsh area. The new crevasse was dredged to 8 feet deep and widened to 30 feet for a length of approximately 250 feet.

Contact

Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
beth.golden@la.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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