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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Dec. 5, 2022
Expiration date: 1/4/2023
NAME OF APPLICANT: Wood Resources, LLC c/o Waldemar S. Nelson & Co., Inc., Attention: William Rushing, 1200 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River, approximately 84.6 miles above Head of Passes, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, (lat. 29.907875, long. -89.915742), as shown on the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code: 08090100; Lower Mississippi – New Orleans).

CHARACTER OF WORK: The proposed project is to install and maintain a barge fleeting and ship-mooring facility on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River. The barges will be moored eight wide by twelve long, requiring eighteen 48” mooring piles installed 150 feet apart. The ship mooring portion of the project will require five 48” anchor piles with buoys for Panamax ships. The purpose of the project is to meet a growing need and demand for additional fleeting and mooring services on the lower Mississippi River. The project as proposed will extend 420 feet into the river which is approximately 2000 feet wide at this location. Fill consisting of 506 cubic yards of riprap will be used around monopiles which penetrate the revetment.

MITIGATION: The applicant proposes to avoid direct impacts and minimize secondary impacts to the maximum extent practicable. No permanent adverse impacts to special aquatic sites are proposed; no compensatory mitigation is anticipated at this time.