Accession Number : ADA154055
Title : New Orleans to Venice, Louisiana. Hurricane Protection Project. Appendixes.
Descriptive Note : Final supplemental environmental impact statement.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA
Report Date : Mar 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 176
Abstract : The New Orleans to Venice, Louisiana, Hurricane Protection project is intended to provide protection of the developed areas of Plaquemines Parish along the Mississippi River. The project would enlarge the locally constructed back levee from City Price to Venice, Louisiana, and bring the existing levee from Pheonix to Bohemia up to grade. The proposed construction involves the hydraulic pumping of sand from the Mississippi River and clay from select borrow areas in the adjacent marshes. Surface material obtained from the borrow areas, as well as suspended materials from the dredging operation, will be retained in a ponding area and the effluent released into the marsh. Approximately 3,000 acres of wetland will be permanently impacted, and 11,000 acres temporarily affected. It is proposed that the wetlands permanently lost be mitigated by the creation of marsh on the Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Contents (Technical Appendixes): Coastal Zone Management Consistency Determination; Water Quality; Mitigation; Modified Man-day and Habitat Analysis; US Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report; Biological Assessment of Threatened and Endangered Species; Cultural Resources(Archaelogy).
Descriptors : *FLOOD CONTROL , *LEVEES , MATERIALS , SAND , SURFACES , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , QUALITY , OPERATION , CLAY , PROTECTION , RESOURCES , WETLANDS , ENDANGERED SPECIES , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , WILDLIFE , DREDGING , CULTURE , FISHES , LOUISIANA , PUMPING , HURRICANES , HABITABILITY
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE