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MVN-2020-00301-WKK

Published June 22, 2020
Expiration date: 7/19/2020

NAME OF APPLICANT: Iberia Parish Government, c/o Royal Engineers and Consultants, 14635 S. Harrells Ferry, Suite 4B, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Iberia Parish, Peebles Coulee, Section 27, Township 13S and Range 6E, located off Louisiana Highway 83 and Weeks Island Road, in New Iberia, Louisiana, (Latitude North: 29.9093°N, Longitude West: -91.828261°W), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080103, Vermilion-Teche Basin)

CHARACTER OF WORK:  Construct a water control structure with attached headwall and flap gates within a 214-foot wide by 300-foot long area, install four 102-foot long 120-inch diameter box culverts, a 15-foot wide by 145-foot long area for levee bolstering on west side of coulee, a 15-foot wide by 150-foot long area for levee bolstering on east side of coulee, excavate approximately 2,705 cubic yards of earthen fill material and place within two 20-foot wide by 100-foot long temporary work spaces, and place approximately 117 cubic yards of rip rap and 300 cubic yards of concrete onsite. The purpose of the water control structure is to provide flood protection by controlling the upstream flow during rain and tidal events. Approximately 0.032 of an acre of riparian wetlands via excavation operations, 0.09 of an acre of existing farmlands via levee bolstering, and 0.1 of an acre of other waters would be permanently impacted and 0.04 of an acre of existing farmlands for temporary work spaces would be temporarily impacted via project implementation.  If a Department of the Army permit is warranted, the applicant has proposed to mitigate any unavoidable wetlands impacts at an approved and acceptable mitigation bank within the New Orleans District.