Accession Number:

ADA181898

Title:

Larose to Golden Meadow, Louisiana, Hurricane Protection Project, Mitigation Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

252.0

Abstract:

The New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, proposes to mitigate for adverse fish and wildlife impacts resulting from the construction of the Larose to Golden Meadow, Louisiana, Hurricane Protection project by assisting the State of Louisiana in the management of about 4,600 marshland acres within the publicly owned Pointe-au-Chien Wildlife Management Area. The proposed mitigation plan involves the construction of a levee and three water-control structures weirs to improve habitat quality by retarding the movement of saltwater into a tract of existing public marshland north of Grand Bayou. The improved retention of fresh water within the leveed area would reduce marsh losses due to saltwater intrusion, and enhance the growth of quality emergent and submergent vegetation in the open-water areas. Fish and wildlife would, in turn, be benefitted by the favorable water levels, abundant food supply, and adequate nesting and nursery areas. Private lands north of the management area would also receive residual benefits.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE