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Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - New Orleans District

Project Information

Fiscal Year: 1997 Project Dates: 10/14/96 - 2/23/97
Contract Number: DACW97C0003; DACW97C0006; DACW97C0011; 97LMN915
Project Description: Emergency bar channel dredging to restore project depth after extensive shoaling caused by Tropical Storm Josephine.
Maintenace / New Work: Maintenance Federal / Regulatory: Federal
Total Project Cubic Yards: 13750000 Total Days of Dredging: 371 Total Hours of Dredging: 0
Type of Material: Sand, silt, mud, clay Disposal Method(s) for Material: Dredge & haul, agitation, continuous pump-out, side-casting
Total Turtle Takes: 5  
Observer Company Used: Coastwise Consulting

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? Yes
Description of mitigation measures/dates used: Deflectors installed after first turtle take on 10/22/96, windows (11/30-3/31)
Other Remarks: A series of events were observed during the project that could have impacted turtles in the area: 1) reported red tide in the interior marshes of Breton Sound; 2) surface oil slick on 10/27; 3) transit of a damaged barge possibly leaking vinyl acetate inbound from Gulf through channel on 11/10; 4)commercial activities in vicinity of dredge. Large quantities of floating dead fish observed from the dredge coincided with the red tide and damaged barge.


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Updated: February 25, 2013
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