US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

Bayou Teche & Vermillion River, O&M

Official Project Name
Bayou Teche and Vermillion River, LA

Location


The Vermillion River is a 131.8 mile navigable channel that runs from the 8 foor contour in Vermillion Bay to the head of navigation at mile 52 at Lafayette LA. There is a flood control project from Lafayette, LA to Poart Barre, LA, as well as in Bayou Teche from 2 miles below Arnaudville to Part Barre, LA.

Purpose


Provides a shallow draft navigation channel to Lafayette, LA, and improves flood control from Port Barre to the Vermillion Bay via Bayou Teche, Bayou Fusilier and Vermillion River.

Status

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Benefit to the Community & Project Features

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Authority

The project is authorized by the Flood Control Act of 18 August 1941. It provides for: a -8 ft MLG by 80 ft channel from the 8 foot contour in Vermillion Bay to the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway (GIWW); a -9 ft MLG by 100 ft channel from the GIWW to the head of navigation at mile 52 in Lafayette, LA; for navigation and flood control improvement of the non-navigable channels of Vermillion River and Bayou Fusilier from Lafayette, LA to Bayou Teche at mile 79; channel enlargement in Bayou Teche from 2 miles below Arnaudville to Port Barre, LA.

The Project was reclassified as an O&M project under navigation by authority of the Office, Chief of Engineers, in 1st Indorsement 23 April 1956, on letter of the Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Lower Mississippe Valley, 6 March 1956, subject, "Classification of the Meremntau River and Bayou Teche and Vermillion River, Operation and Maintenance, General Projects."

Scope

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