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Published July 22, 2013
Expiration date: 8/11/2013

NAME OF APPLICANT: South Lafourche Levee District, Attn: Windell Curole, P.O. Box 426, Galliano, Louisiana 70354

LOCATION OF WORK:  Near Cut Off, Louisiana (29.42278, -90.44556, Lafourche, HUC: 08090302); POB: Pointe-Aux Chene Tie-In Levee (under construction); POE: existing South Lafourche Protection Levee), as shown in the attached drawings dated April 8, 2013 and May 2013.

CHARACTER OF WORK:   Proposed construction of approximately 55,450 linear feet of earthen protection levee along the alignment of Reach K & L of the Morganza to the Gulf Levee System. This proposed levee system will have a base width of approximately 90’, and it will be constructed to a height of approximately +9.0’.  Two existing water control structures along Grand Bayou Canal and one pump station shall remain unmodified.  One Sector Gate and one Tainter Gate will be installed along the northern segment.  Approximately 30,000 cubic yards of topsoil/dirt will be hauled in and 2,009,000 cubic yards of material will be excavated onsite and used as fill to construct this levee system.  Mitigation Project: Proposed construction of 41 acres of terraces and the creation of 40.5 acres of marsh for the purpose of compensatory mitigation for impacts to marsh habitat resulting from activities associated with the construction of the proposed levee.  The total levee project area is approximately 132 acres for the levee construction and 210 acres for excavation- approximately 69 acres of wetlands, 150 acres of non-wetlands and 120 acres of water-bottoms will be impacted by the proposed work.  The terrace mitigation project may affect approximately 150 acres of water-bottoms and the marsh creation mitigation project may affect approximately 100 acres of water-bottoms.  This project is located on and/or near the Pointe-Aux-Chenes WMA.