Hydrologic Restoration of the Salt Bayou Watershed


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Jefferson County, Texas

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: Texas

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 Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Build two fresh water siphons that will restore freshwater flow to 18,000 acres of wetlands within the Salt Bayou Watershed, the largest contiguous estuarine marsh complex in Texas. The siphons will reconnect freshwater flows from north of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to the fragile coastal wetlands to the south. This fresh water will flush saltwater out of the wetlands and prevent erosion and conversion of marsh to open water.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas General Land Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Water Development Board, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Lamar University

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 708
Project Name: Hydrologic Restoration of the Salt Bayou Watershed
SourceUID: 54100
Latitude: 29.75544608
Longitude: -94.06616264
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Jefferson
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Jefferson County, Texas
Implementing Organization Type: Local
Point of Contact – Name: Patrick Swain
Point of Contact – Phone: pswain@co.jefferson.tx.us
Point of Contact – Email: 409-835-8500
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas General Land Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Water Development Board, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Lamar University
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-salt-bayou-siphon-16.pdf
Project Comments: Acres restored = acres with restored freshwater inflows
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 4500000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 4500000
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