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MVN-2009-0264-EOO

Published June 28, 2013
Expiration date: 7/30/2013

NAME OF APPLICANT:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ℅ Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Attn: Kristi Cantu, Post Office Box 44027, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70804.

 

LOCATION OF WORK:  Excavation within the Mississippi River between mile markers 49 and 52 above Head of Passes and material placement in and adjacent to the open water areas in Lake Hermitage, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, as shown on the enclosed drawings.

 

Mississippi River Location: Latitude: 29.585678/Longitude: -89.81925 Hydrologic Unit Code: 08090100 – Lower Mississippi-New Orleans

Lake Hermitage Location: Latitude 29.552264/Longitude: -89.850975  Hydrologic Unit Code: 08090301 – East Central Louisiana Coastal

 

CHARACTER OF WORK:  Modified plans include dredging the previously approved Mississippi River Borrow Area from EL. -76.0 to EL. -90.0 (NAVD88) and depositing material within nine fill sites in Lake Hermitage.  Approximately 1,936,088 cubic yards of material will be excavated, transported by pipeline within the previously permitted dredge pipeline corridor, and placed within 8,200 linear feet of Earthen Containment Dikes.  Expansion of the marsh creation project would provide an additional 357 acres of marsh creation.  This coastal restoration project is aimed at yielding overall benefits to fish and wildlife values, and wetlands; therefore, no compensatory mitigation measures have been proposed at this time.