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MVN 2013-0545 CO

Published Aug. 5, 2013
Expiration date: 9/3/2013

NAME OF APPLICANT:  St. James Parish, c/o Professional Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc., 1065 Muller Parkway, Suite B, Westwego, Louisiana 70094


LOCATION OF WORK:  Within the Mississippi River Basin, in the Lower Mississippi River Baton Rouge Hydrologic Unit (HUC 08070201); crossing the Mississippi River, approximately 154.2 miles above the Head of Passes, near St. James, Louisiana, within St. James Parish, as shown in the enclosed drawings.


 CHARACTER OF WORK:  Install and maintain a 24-inch waterline beneath the Mississippi River using directional drilling.  The proposed waterline will connect the east and west bank water systems, which will allow the system on either side of the River to provide water to the other bank when the system is experiencing  low water pressure or loss of water.  The applicant proposes to use existing ramps and maintained roads to access the Mississippi River batture.  Between the levee and the bore hole, approximately 180 feet of pipe on the westbank and 140 feet of pipe on the eastbank will be installed via trench.  Approximately 0.05 acre of forested batture and 0.07 acre of maintained batture will be impacted by the proposed activity.