Increase Atchafalaya Flow to Terrebonne: Engineering & Design – Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Initiate the design and critical environmental regulatory review required to construct a river diversion to utilize freshwater and sediment from the Atchafalaya River and dredged material to build, sustain, and maintain wetlands within the Terrebonne Basin. Once constructed and operated, this diversion project will restore freshwater influence in this basin and reduce wetland loss by approximately 13,000 acres over 50 years.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Army Corps of Engineers

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 701
Project Name: Increase Atchafalaya Flow to Terrebonne: Engineering & Design – Phase I
SourceUID: 54174
Latitude: 29.6489675
Longitude: -91.14787652
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: St. Mary and
Terrebonne Parishes
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Chris Allen
Point of Contact – Phone: chris.allen@la.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 225-342-1477
Other Partners: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/la-atchafalaya-flow-16.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 16367400
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 16367400
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C