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Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - New Orleans District

Project Information

Fiscal Year: 2003 Project Dates: 11/20/02 - 1/6/03
Contract Number: N/A
Project Description: Bar channel dredging to restore project depth in the Breton Sound segment (channel Miles 9.6 to 4.3) due to severe shoaling caused by Tropical Storm Isidore.
Maintenace / New Work: Maintenance Federal / Regulatory: Federal
Total Project Cubic Yards: 2371482 Total Days of Dredging: 45 Total Hours of Dredging: 0
Type of Material: Mud Disposal Method(s) for Material: Sidecast/agitation (2,370,240 cy) and last load dredge & haul mode (1,242 cy)
Total Turtle Takes: 0  
Observer Company Used: REMSA

Predredge Trawling

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

Relocation Trawling

Relocation Trawling? No
N/A
Relocation Company: N/A
Loggerheads: Greens:
Kemp's Ridley: Leatherbacks:
Hawksbill:
Total number turtles relocated: 0 Are Relocation Reports Available? No
Are Dredging Records Available? Yes Are original turtle take data still available? No
Description of mitigation measures/dates used: Deflectors, windows (11/30-3/31)
Other Remarks: Water surface temperatures during the project ranged from 57.2°-64.4° C, and mid-depth temperatures ranged from 13°-15° C. Due to the uncertainty of water temperatures dropping below 12° C in the Gulf of Mexico, MVN now employs observers and screening year-round (except SWP).

Dredges for Project:

Turtle Takes during Project:

  • There were no turtle takes by a dredge

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