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MVN-2015-02117-CF

CEMVN-RGC
Published Sept. 11, 2023
Expiration date: 10/2/2023

NAME OF APPLICANT:   SOUTH LAFOURCHE LEVEE DISTRICT, c/o Picciola & Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 687, Cut off, LA 70345 Attn: Joseph Picciola.

LOCATION OF WORK:  Bayou Lafourche in Larose, Louisiana, within Lafourche Parish, Latitude 29.570514, Longitude -90.380322, within the Barataria Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08090301), as shown on the attached drawings.

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested a Department of the Army authorization to install structures, place rip-rap fill, and dredge for the construction of a lock structure within Bayou Lafourche. The project involves the dredging of 32,408 cubic yards within 3 acres of waterbottoms and placing of 9,680 cubic yards of riprap within 3 acres of Bayou Lafourche waterbottoms. An existing timber guide wall will be extended, new timber wall fenders will be installed, and an additional floodgate will be constructed to complete the lock structure in Bayou Lafourche. Additionally, the project will include installing sheet piling underneath, adjacent to and over the riprap at the new steel barge / flood gate structure for stability. Approximately 0.16-acre of shoreline wetlands will be loss due to project implementation. The Lock Structure will be configured to operate in a similar fashion as the existing Golden Meadow Lock Structure, which assist in controlling the water level in Bayou Lafourche to prevent flooding Golden Meadow. The lock structure will be operated when the water level reaches +0.30 ft NGVD within Bayou Lafourche. The maximum water level in the locking chamber will be +5.0 ft NGVD. The vessels will be allowed passage once an hour during normal operations and the gates will be left completely open when water levels within Bayou Lafourche are below +0.30 ft NGVD.

MITIGATION: The project includes dredging of waterbottoms of an existing channel with Bayou Lafourche. Impacts to wetlands are minimal and have already been mitigated for in the construction of the Larose to Golden Meadow levee system.