The Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force is initiating procedures to deauthorize the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Bertrandville Siphon (BS-18) Project as requested by the lead agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the local project sponsor, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, based on land right issues that are not likely to be resolved in the near future plus substantial technical implementation issues.

This 18th Priority Project List project is located in Region 2, Breton Sound Basin in Plaquemines Parish, on the east bank of the Mississippi River about a half mile south of the Bertrandville community, Louisiana. The project area is an abandoned Mississippi River interdistributary basin, between the Mississippi River levee and River Aux Chene. The project would re-introduce Mississippi River water into existing shallow open water areas and intermediate marsh, restoring natural accretion processes and offsetting subsidence.

Prior to making a final decision, the Task Force will consider written comments on the request to deauthorize the project. Written comments should be provided by March 24, 2014 to the following address:

Colonel Richard L. Hansen
District Commander
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
Attention: Projects and Restoration Branch, CWPPRA Manager
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, Louisiana 70160-0267

If you need further information, please contact Mr. Brad Inman, CWPPRA Program Manager, at (504) 862-2124.