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Published Aug. 26, 2013
Expiration date: 9/25/2013





Attn: Jim Leblanc


LOCATION OF WORK:         Ascension, Saint James, Saint John The Baptist Parishes, LA;  Channel P.O.B.@ Lat. 30° 03' 03.36"N, Long. 90° 38' 36.52"W; Channel P.O.E.@ Lat. 30° 07' 21.49"N, Long. 90°38' 26.11"W;  Garyville, LA


CHARACTER OF WORK:    Proposed River Reintroduction  into Maurepas  Swamp (PO-29).  An intake channel  will be excavated in the Mississippi River batture, a gated structure will be built through the levee, and three 10' x 10' box culverts will be installed to convey river water under the levee and River Road.  The culverts will discharge  into a large sand settling basin, connected to a 5.5 mile long banked conveyance channel, which will divert flow to the Maurepas Swamp.  Four 8' x 8' box culverts will be installed to cross under the Canadian  National Railway, a bridge will be constructed over the Kansas City Southern Railway and six 9' x 9' box culverts will be installed to cross under US Hwy. 61. Just north of US Hwy. 61, the channel will follow the existing Hope Canal alignment to ultimately distribute the diverted water into the wetlands 1,000' north of 1-10. A drainage pumping  station will be constructed at the confluence  of the Hope and Bourgeois Canals to maintain the existing storm water drainage capacity in the vicinity of the community  of Garyville.  The existing Hope Canal boat launch  and dock will be relocated immediately north of the new pump station.  Rock weirs will be installed at Blind River, Bourgeois  Canal and Bayou Secret. Five cuts will be created in the abandoned  railroad embankment north of 1-10 and east of Blind River.  Ten check valves will be installed on the north side of 1-10 on the existing culverts under the interstate.  Approx. 1,021,236  cu. yds. of native material will be excavated and disposed of off-site, 443,579 cu.  yds. of topsoil/dirt, 85,340 cu. yds. of soil/cement mixing, 10,344 cu. yds. of crushed stone/gravel, 4,400 cu.  yds. of rock and 700 cu. yds. of concrete will be required for project activities. Approx. 140 acres of wetland habitat, 71 acres of non-wetland habitat and 20 acres of non-vegetated waterbottoms  may be impacted as a result of this proposed  activity.