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Published Nov. 13, 2017
Expiration date: 12/2/2017

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District, c/o: GIS Engineering, LLC, Attn: Brenton Jenkins, 450 Laurel Street, Suite 1500, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801  

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Atchafalaya River Lower Channel, stations 700+00 to 1355+00, in St. Mary Parish (29.323742, -91.426389), as shown within the attached drawings. (HUC: 08080101, Atchafalaya Watershed). 

CHARACTER OF WORK:  Maintenance dredging (by barge-mounted suction dredge, with side-cast of material overboard for dispersal into deeper, turbid waters) of the Atchafalaya Bar Channel from stations 700+00 to 1355+00 to maintain a 20-foot deep (plus 2 feet of advanced maintenance and 2 feet of allowable over-depth)  by 400-wide navigational channel, all to improve navigation safety. Approximately 17,000,000 cubic yards would be dredged and subsequently dispersed encompassing an area of approximately 890 acres of open water.  Permit implementation would impact no wetlands; therefore, compensatory mitigation was not proposed by the applicant.