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EXTRACT REPORTS OF THE:

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIVISION

P.O. Box 80, Vicksburg, MS 39181-0080

New Orleans District
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267

Vicksburg District
21 0 I North Frontage Road
Vicksburg, MS 39181-5191

Memphis District
167 Nortl1 Mid America Mall
Room B202
Memphis, TN 38103-1894

St. Louis District
1222 Spruce Street
SL Louis, MO 63103-2833

Rock Island District
P.O. Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004

St Paul District
190 Fifth Street
SL Paul, MN 55101-1638

Mississippi River between
Missouri River and Minneapolis, MN

(St Paul, Rock IsIaud, and SL Louis)

MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION

Mississippi River Commission
P.O. Box 80
Vicksburg, MS 39181-0080

Chapter I I

Chapter i 2

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter i 7

Chapter 41

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NEW ORLEANS, LA, DISTRCT

Distrcc compri a porton of Louisiana,
embmcoo in drnage basins trbuUu to Missisippi
River and Gulf of Mexico, except Misissippi River
above inile 325.5 abovc Head of Pases (AR), dra-
age area of Ouachila-BJack Rivér Basin, nnd small

eatcrn and. westcrn portons of Louisiaa tributa 10
Pearl River and Sabine River and Lae. The New
Orlens Distrct temlory aacoInpasscs 30,000 square

miles. '...

It ineludes sections of the Gulf lntmcoasta Water.
Wfy from Lake Borgnc Light 29 al ihe mouth of PeRfI

River to Sabine River, and the Pases of the Mississippi
River. (t exerise jursdiction 'iver floo' contrl work
on Mississippi River frm mill 325.5 AHP to GlÙf of
Mexico; Atchaalaya River; anil in Alcllaya Basin;
and mainteance of project ßo.viga1ion chael of
Mississippi River below mile 3:~5.5 AlP, under super-
vision of Preident, Mississippi River Commissian
(MC), nnd Divisioiï 'Engineer, MisSissippI Viilley
Division. '

Navigation

Page

Flood Control (cooL)

Pnge

IMROVEMENTS

13. Flood Concrol Worl Under Special

Aulloritionm...............................m..m..... 1 1-8

14. Prolection ofNavigalion.................m..........ll-S
15. CalastrophicDisterPreparedncs

Progr .....................:_................................. 1)-8

16. Coasta Wetland,; Plwing, Prtection,

and Resornon ....................................... ) )-S
17. Genera Regulatory Prgrm .........................) I-II

Tables

Tiible II-A
Table lI-B

Table ll-C

Tablell-D

Table Il-E

Table ii-F

Tiiblcll-G

Tablell-H

('.ost and Financi(~ Sttlement ........ 11-12
Lei:ilation................1 1-14
Autorig
Oter Authorid Navigation
Projecfs .............................."..... 11-J9
Other Authorid FJoo
Prje.............................. 11-21
Cotrl
Dethorid Projec................. 11-21
Flood Contrl W.nk Under
Specal Authorization..m............. 1 l-22
Envinmta Work Under
Specia Authorrltton .................1 1-23
Actve General IIivesjgotions....... i 1-24

1. Inner Haror Navigation Olal Lock, LA...... 11-2
2. Missiippi River-GulfOuUel, LA................ i 1-2
3. MissLi;ippi River Ship Chanel, Gulf

10 Balon Rouge, LA................................:... 11.3

Flood Control

4. Commte River, LA (Diversion)....................... 11-3
5. Grd Isle and Vicinity, LA .........:....... ....... 11-4
6. Lae Pontcha and Vicinity, LA

(Hwrca.eProtection)....m................. ...... LI-5

7. Laos to Golden Meadow, LA

(Hwrcae Protection).................................. 11-5

8. New Orlea 10 Vence, LA

(lurcae Protection)................................... 11-6

9. Southeat Louisia Urba Drage

Projec (Food Contrl).................................. 11-6

10. Wes Ban and

Vicity, New

Orlea,

LA.

(Hwrcane Protecon)................................. 11-7

11. AmteRiverandTritacs,Ea

Bnton Rouge Parh, LA (FLoo Dnge
Rcduction).........................:....................... 11-8

12. Inction ofCompleled Flood Control

Prjects .................................................... 11-8

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REPORT OF TH SECRTARY OF TH AR ON CIV WORK ACCIVES FOR FY 2005

t. INNER HARBOR NAVIGATION CANAL

LOCK, LA

Location. The project is located withi tlic city of
New Orlea~ Louisiana. It is a dee and shallow draft
canal extending nortward from ilc Mississippi Rier
to Lake Pontchartin.

Ellsting project. The existing Iner Harbor Navi-
gation Canal Lock, huili in i 920 hy the Port of New
Orleas, has dimensions 001.5 feet deep, 75 fcetwidc,

and 640 feel long (usahle length). It passes hare trffc

between the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intrcostal
Waterway and is a vital link in the nation's Inland
Waterway System. Delays to the navigation trc
average about 11 hours, with 24-36 hour delays com-
mon. The average yealy tonnage thugh the lock is
about 22 million tons, 21 of ,,,hich is coal, petroleum
products, and crude petroleum. Otller major commodi~
ties include metallc ores, industral chemicals and non-
metallc mirrcmls. Two major vehicular roadway
bridges (Claiborne and St Claude Avenues) and one
railroad/roadway bridge (Florida Avenue) cross the
canal in the vicinity of the existing lock. The Corps of
Engieers bought the lock from the, -Port of New
Orlea in 1985.

Local cooperaHon. The cost sharg for the
replacement lock is spcifed in the Water Resures
Development Act of i 986. The costs of the new lock
were apportoned between genera cargo navigation and

inland navigation Costs assigned to inand navigation
are shared 50 percenl from tte Inland Waterway Trust
Fmid and 50 percent frm regular Corps of Engieer's
appropriations. Those costs assigned to general cargo
navigation, will be cost shared 65 percent Fcdcr and
35 percent aon-Fedennl, with the Port of New Orlea,
who signed a non.Federal Project Cooperon Agree-
. ment (PCA) in Sep. 2001. The Recmmended Plan is
40 feet dee by I lO feet wide hy 1,200 feet loag (usahle
length) and is estimnted 10 cost $716,000,000.

Terminal facilties. Two contaier ship bert and
one other ship whad are located on the can in the
vicinity of Ihe existig lock.

Operations and resulls during (he fisca year.
Deuuiled engineeg and design for the relacemeiit
lock and Commwwty Impact Mitigation Plan has con.
tiued. The demolition of Eal Side Industral Area
(TERC constrction contract) has been completed.

Condition as or Sep 30. The AE contract awarded

in Februar 2003 for the lock design is ongoing.
Neighborhoods on both sides of the lock were severely

damaged by Hunicane Kaina, causing a temporaa
hold on mitigation work as part of the Community
ImpnctPIa.

2. MISSISSIPPI RIVER-GULF OUTLET, LA

Location. In State of Louisiana and the terrtorial
waters of the United Stales and extends from existig
In~r Harr: Navigation Canal at 3 point 7,500 feet

nort of eJrstig IJC lock and ahout ¡ I ,000 feel from
Mississippi River, to a turng basjn south of Michoud,
LA, and then as a land and water,cut from turing basin
south ofMichoud, LA, southeasefly to and along south
shore of Lae Borgne and through marhes to and
through Chaadeleur Souad to 38-fool contour ia Gulf of
MeJrco. (Refer to NOAA Coast Char No,. 11340,
11360, 1163, II69, 1131, nnd 1133. Also see
MRC 1989 (57th edition) folio of maps, Mississippi
River-Cairo, IL, to GuU of Mexico, LA.)

Existing project. Provides for 3 seaway canal, 36

by 500 feet, extenddg 76 miles as a .1and and waler cut
from Michoud southeaterly to and along south shore of
Lake Borgne (compleled), and across ChandeJeur

Sound to Chandelcur Island and increasing grdually to

38 by 600 feet in Gulf of Mexico (completed), with
protective jetties at enlrce (completed), a permanent
retention dike thugh Chandeleur Hound (authoried
but not yet constctcd, and a wing dike along islands
as requird (anthorize hut not yet constrcted) . It also
provides for an iner tidewater harbor consisting of

1,000- hy 2,OOO-fool turing hasin 36 feet deep nl
landward end of seaway caal (compleied), and a
connecting chanel 36 by 500 fee, wide extending
easterly aloag Gulflntrcoas Wateeway from tug
basin (completed), including constrction of a suitable

highway bridge with approaches to ca Louisiana
Slate Highway 47 (fonnrIy 61) o\'er chaneL. Plan
further provides for futue constrcton of a chanel and
lock in the vicinity of the existig lock to furnsh an
additional connection between tidewater barr and
Mississippi River (constrction stan'cd). (See "Iner
Harbor Navigation Caal Lok, LA" for more detals).

A reevaluation study to determne the economic

feasibilty of continuig 10 maiolain the 36-foot depth
in the chanel was initiated in FY99. at Federal
expense. Concerns about increaed maintenance dredg-
ing cost and ecosystem deteriomtion prompted the
study.. Hwrcae Katra slrck Louisiana prior to
completion of the reevaJuatIon effort. Katrii signifi-
cantly impacted the economic factors used in develop.
ing the economic analysis portion of the reevaluation
study. Findings oflhe Interagency Pertoffance Evalua-

tion Task Force (lET, fommed (0 analyze the impacts

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NEW ORLEAS, LA DISTRCT

ofMRGO on stOff surge, and the State's and sponsor's
intents wil have to be coDsidere before continuing the
reevaluation study.

A thir suppJement to the LCA addesing ihe Per-
manent Saltwater Inlnion Mitigation PIau was ex:e~
cuted on May 28, 1993.

Locl cooperation. Requirements of local cooper~
atton ar fully described on page 11-4 of FY 1986
Anual Report.

Terminal faciUlies. A public fucilty on the waler-
way is the Public Bulk Temmina of New OrJems còn~
strcted by Board of Commissioners, Port of
New Orleans, on left descending bank at Mile 63. One
container ship berth is in operation at the lndusmal
Canal end of the seaway.

Operations and resuJts during fiscal year. Five
dredging contrcts fOT removal of miileriol from lhe
chnnel at n cost of $27.879,276 wcre awnrded in
FY 05. In addition, Ariculated Concrete Mattres
(ACM) ban protection was placed at a cost of
$1,095,000.

Coiidilion as of Sei). 30. Constrction was initi-
nted March 1958. The channel unit js 90 percent com-
plete and the shiplock unit is 8 percent complete. The
total project is 76 percent complete. The chanel was
opened 10 navigation Ju!. 25, 1963, and completed Jan.
20, 1968. Paris Road Bridge was: completed Nov. i 4,
1967. The foreshore protection, south bww, Chalette
Area, Station 367+00 to Station 1007+00 is complete.

3. MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHAEL,

GULF TO BATON ROUGE, LA

Location. The project is locted in the southeaster
porton of Louisiana below Baton Rouge, and consists
of
the Mìssissippi River and its majoroutlct to the Gulf
of Mexico, Southwest Pass.

Existing project. Provides more effcienl deep
draft navigation acces to the New Orleas and Baton
Rouge reches of the Mississippi llver via Southwest
Pas by enlnrg the existing chanel to a projecl
deplh of 55 feet and enlargig the adjacent channel
along the left desndi ban in New Orleas Harbor
to a 40-foot depth, a tuing basin at Baton Rougc, and
trinig works in the pases to reuce maintenance.

Esated cost of ex.istig project (Oct. 1, 2002) is
$196,200,000 Federal and $492,000,000 non-FederaL.
In addition, the Coast Guard is to provide nnvigation
aids at an estimated cost of$1,200,OOO.

Local cooperatJon. Requirements ii described in
full on pages 11-2 and 11-3 of the FY 92 Annual
Report.

A ProjCt1 Coperation Agreement (PCA) betwee
the Governent and the State of Louisiana wo. exe-
cuted on Sc. 3, 1993 which provides fOT the dredging
of a 45-foot chanel frm Mile 181 AHP 10 Baton
Rouge.

Operations and results di,Jing fiscal year. Con.
strction is underway on the pcmment mi.tigation plan.
The pe.nnent mitigation plan consists of the Gover-
ment consctg an underwat~r sii. when needed, at
Mile 64 AHP 10 prevent the inlrusion of swtwatcr into
w..ler supplies of the metropolitnn New Orleans area.
The plan also provided for upgrading the Plaquemies
Parish water dii.1ribution systcm which has been
completed, providing frcsb water to water treatment

plants impacted by increased saltwater intrsion caused
by the deeper chanuel. The lIderwllter sill wils
constcted dwing FY 99 due to ex.tremely low flows in
the river which allowed sut water 10 LlITcstcn up river
water supplies. The sil was siiccessful in preventing
impacts

facilities.

to tbcsc

Work ha been intiaied on the Gcncr Design
Memoradum for the remaining authorized featues of
the project. This includes the dt~epening of the Missis-
sippi River to 55 feet ftom the Gulf ofMex.ico to Baton
Rouge. The State of Louisiana Nquested that th~ Corps
not complete the report until clarifying language
relative to cost sharg is incll'dcd in a futue Water
Resoince Development Act.

CODditìon as of Scpo 30. The 45.foot chanel is
completed from the Gulf 10 Baton Rouge. Constrction
of the permenl mitigation plan is underay. Work. on
the Gener Design Memonndwn for the remaining
authoried featur continues.

Flood Control

4. COMITE RIVR (DIVERSION), LA

Location. In Eat Baton Rouge Parish, LA,
between the Comite River iid rJe Profit Islnd Chute
or the Mississippi River, nort or the town or Bnker,
LA, and south of the town ofZochar, LA.

ExltJng project. The project will provide protec-
tion for residents of the Comite River Basin by reuc-
ing stges in the river below the diversion point for
eveol: up to tle IOO-yen flood event, and coniaing
within bank evenls up to the W-yea flood event. The
aulhorizcd project consists of constrction of an

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF TH AR ON CML WORK ACfTIES FOR FY 200

TABLE II-B

AUTHORIING LEGISLA nON

A,,,

WorkAulboried

Watcr
Resource
DcvelopmCllt
Act. 1986

Mar. 2, 1945

Ocl23,1962

Mii.29,1956

Ocl22,1976

Water
Resources
Development
Acl. 1986

WaterR=""

Development
Act, 1996

LA CHAES, LA
The project ror deeing oflJe project for navigation, Lake
Cbarle. Louisian, 10 a depth of 45 feel. at a loin cot
0($1,070,000.

MISSISSIPPI RIER DATON ROUGE TO GULF OF
MEXCO, LA
Combin projeclS of Mississippi River, Baton Rouge 10 New
Orlea, Missssippi River, SoulJ Pass, and Southwes
Pass, adding therlo projec for Missssppi River from New
Orlea 10 HeactofPa.'scs, to provide a single projec
"Mississippi River, Balon Rouge 10 the Gulf ofMaico, n
with chanel dimensions as follows: Balon Rouge 10 New
Orlee, 35 by-SOO feel; port limils ofNçw Orlea 35 by
1,500 fccr.NcwOrlcasto HcodofPass, 40
Souiiwest Pas, 40 by 800 feet; Southwest PII Dar
Chanel, 40 by 60 fecI; South Pass, 30 by 450 fcc SouUU
Pas Bar OOalUcl, 30 by 600 feet.

by I,OOOfcer.

Deepen exisiing chael from 3510 40 fcet by 500 feet wide
tTm ooe-tenth mile below lAuiaianii Highway Commission
bridge at Balon Roge to upper limits of Por of New
OrJeans, and rosa 40 by 500 feet within preentl
authrized 35- by 1,500(oot cbael in port limits ofN~
Orleans.

MISSISSIPPI RlVER-GULF OUTLET, LA (See See. I or

Text) .

COnsCI a seaway caiil 36 feet dee iud 500 feet wide frm
Miclioud to 3s.foot corrtour in gulf iid an inner tideater
harr consisûng of a 1,000- by 2,OOfoot tWling basin
36 feet deep and a connecting chanrrel36 feel dee iid
500 feet wide 10 Inner Harr Niivigation CaallUd
provides, whe ecnomically justified, for consli:eûon of a
lock to MissisippiRivcr in the vicinity ofMerux LA

Amends above Act making the constrction of bridge
reloctions a.Fcdeml reonsibility when require by the
the constIclion oflh Mississippi Ricr-GulfOutli:
cbannel.
The Misissppi Rier-Gulfûutlct feature Is modified 10

provide that th relaceent and expansion ofibe c:oisiing
indusirial caal lock and conaeciing cMnnels or thc
constrClioa of nn additional lock and conncciig channels
shall be in UUc area of
sile.

the existig Jock or at the Violet

Amends above Act of 1986 to include a Community Impact
Mitigaiion PJii as an authorized feture of
to replace the Inner Harbr Navìgniion CanDI Lok.

the project

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Documents

PubJic LLw 99..62,
Nov. 17, 1986

H. Do. 215,
7óth Cong., Istf!.

S. Doc. 36,
87thCong.,lstscs.

H. Doc. 245,
8'!dCong., hrscss.

Scc.186,Warer
Resurces Develop-
ment Acl of 1976
(PL94-587)2dscss.
Public Law 99.662,
Nov. 17,1986

Public Law 104-303
Oct. 12, 1996

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RERT OF

TH

SECRARY OF

TH ARY ON CIV WORK ACC FOR FY 2005

OTHER AUTORID NA VIGA TION PROJECT

TABLE H-C
(Continued)

ProJed

LA

Misissippi Rive..ulfOutlct,
Michaud Caal; LA
Mississippi royer Outlets, Venice, L\
Navigation wor imdcr spiil
authorition (Calcaic: Pas
chal in Old River Bend
at Caern, LAiS
Nort PasPas Manchac LA
Pas Manchac,
Petite Ane, Tigr, and
Caic. Bayous, LA
Removal of Aquatic Gr'4 LA
Sulphur River, AR and TX
Tangipahoa River, LA
TIckfaw, Natalbany, Poochalauiii.
and Bloo Rivers, LAJ
Wateay fr Whte Lake 10
Pec Island, LA II
WalCI
LA, to Gulf ofMcxico
Wateay ftm Intrcoastal Wateray
10 Bayou Dulac, LA

frm BBpir,

ForLasl
Full Report
Se Annual
Report
For

Cost To Seolember 30. 2005

OpratioD
'Dd

Constrction Maiteoance

Mo. and Yl".
Complete
Deauthorid
or Reclassified

1996
1976
1986

1957
1996
1950

1981
1984
1919
1985

1973

1948

1981

199

88,53S,()° 2.376,498.994
2,499,555
1,271,252
49,327,489
10,014,012

Jan.196t-
Nov. 1974
Complete

533,492
79,845

45,989

8,115

10.904

139,755

124,681

1,453,172
52,119,811

2,903,990

94,164

742

May 1995

1912

Nov.

1980

1921

1,068,142

1,673,050

Jun. 1950

641,608

2,673,960

Aug. J 964

Slatu

-"

Complete
Complete

Complet
Comlete

Complete

Complete

Complete

CompJe!e

Traporttion. Authorized undcrTnnrnan-Hobbs Act

J. Traferr to Depart of
2. Complete. Dale wil be furnishe when available.
3. Includes previous project costs. -
4. No commer rert
5. Abandonment recommended in H. Do. 467, 69th Cong., 1st sc
6. Complcied except that poion above mile 10.3 providing forwideningfurn 40 fect to 60 feet, which is inactve.
7. By Public Law 88-4. tht portion of Bayou Ternne betwee point where Barrw Stret cro said strem and a line
determined by prolonging and exnding earn right-of-way line of New Orleans Boulevard southerly 10 south bak of said
stram was declare nonnavigable.

8. Includes $66,000 contrbuted ffds.

9. Option iud maintenance of
10. Excludes $50,00 contrbute fuds.
i I. Not compleled incorprate in navigaiion project "Mermtau River, LA" .
12. Not completed; sucd for most orit length by pret 12- by 125-fool GulfIntncoastal Waterway, which coincides

the strture rerted under projeci "Ccaicu Rjvcr and Pas LA."

wilb or parllels it.

13. Mainience project; no future work schedles.
)4. Includes $57,555 ($29,974 of which was horn Public Works fund) for new work on prmou projCCL Includes $114,519 for

maintenance of preou prjec

IS. Work is under contiuing authority.
16. Includes $1,729,989 for prcous
17. Doe nolincJude allotment of$40,oo (9613123).
18. Doe not include expediture of$63,370 (9613123).
19. Includes $169,055 for previous projects an $3,379,676 from peanent indefiniie apprpriation.
20. Includes $8,811,00 Non-Federl CoSt. .
21. Channel completed excep for rnC Lok relacct and forehore proteion.

projecL

22. Doc not include exenditure of$7,475,OOO for Drge Wheeler Ready Resere for 200.

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