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Calcasieu River Bar Channel - New Orleans District

Project Information

Fiscal Year: 2011 Project Dates: 9/15/11 - 10/1/11
Contract Number:
Project Description: The government hopper dredge Wheeler started work in the Calcasieu River Bar Channel on September 15, 2011. The hopper dredge WHEELER began work in the Mile -1.7 to Mile -7.5 bar channel reach. The required depth of dredging was -44 feet Mean Low Gulf (MLG) and the dredging width was 800 feet (full cut). All work was performed in either the agitation mode, or in the dredge and haul mode with disposal into the ocean dredged material disposal site. During these 17 day of dredging, 103 loads of material were collected and of the 1,973,623 cubic yards removed, 1,176,930 cy was by agitation and 796,693 cy by dredge and haul.
Maintenace / New Work: Maintenance Federal / Regulatory: Federal
Total Project Cubic Yards: 1973623 Total Days of Dredging: 17 Total Hours of Dredging: 0
Type of Material: mud Disposal Method(s) for Material: ODMDS
Total Turtle Takes: 1  
Observer Company Used: East Coast Oberver Company, Inc.

Predredge Trawling

Predredge Trawling Company: N/A  
Predredge Trawling? No
Are Predredge Reports Available? No
Loggerheads: 0 Greens: 0
Kemp's Ridley: 0 Other: 0

Relocation Trawling

Relocation Trawling? No
Relocation Company: N/A
Loggerheads: Greens:
Kemp's Ridley: Leatherbacks:
Total number turtles relocated: 0 Are Relocation Reports Available? No
Are Dredging Records Available? No Are original turtle take data still available? No
Description of mitigation measures/dates used: N/A
Other Remarks: No SI onboard and dredging using all 3 dragheads through September 27, 2011, when port draghead broke off. Two dragheads were employed for the remaining dredging work.


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Updated: February 25, 2013
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