Accession Number:

ADA126632

Title:

Sand Dredging Operations in Lafourche Parish, Near Leeville, Louisiana.

Descriptive Note:

Final environmental impact statement.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

175.0

Abstract:

In the general area of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, and Grand Isle, Louisiana, sand for fill is obtained from small existing sand pits andor the Mississippi River. The Plaisance interests and the Picciola interests, in separate applications, applied for permits pursuant to Section 10 of the River and Harbor Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to dredge sand from wetlands of lower Lafourche Parish and perform associated fill operations for levees, dikes, etc. The proposed sand mining would result in the destruction of 180 acres of brackish marsh and areas of shallow open water. Alternatives to the proposed works include use of existing pits, use of Mississippi River sand, and mining of the chenier ridges between Leeville and Grand Isle, Louisiana. Some mitigation measures have been agreed to by the applicants and other measures may be considered by the applicants.

Subject Categories:

  • Mining Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE