NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, today released a Draft Environmental Assessment titled. “Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program, Barataria Bay Waterway at Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.” This environmental assessment covers a proposal to place fill material in the narrow corridor of wetlands that separate Bayou Perot and Bayou Rigolettes in Jefferson Parish.
The purpose of the proposal is to maximize the beneficial use of dredged material from the Barataria Waterway in Jefferson Parish, and would create approximately 75 acres of fresh-intermediate marsh in Jefferson Parish. Approximately 340 acres of the Mississippi River upstream of the project site near mile markers 50 and 51 would be dredged to provide borrow material for the Coleman brackish marsh project.
Copies of the environmental assessment and its supporting documents are available at https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/Barataria-Bay-Waterway-BUDMAT/. The 45-day public review for the environmental assessment will begin on Feb. 7, 2019 and ends on March 9, 2019
Questions or comments concerning the proposed action should be addressed to:
Regional Planning and Environmental Division South
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Release no. 19-005