Protecting People, Property and Our Way of Life
Lake Bouef Watershed Project Area
Bayou Bouef School Forced Drainage Project
DESCRIPTION: This 31 acre forced drainage system in the Kraemer Community protects 20 residences, several businesses, and the Bayou Boeuf School. The system has approximately 6,060 feet of ring levees providing backwater flooding protection. Forced drainage of the area is accomplished through one pump station with 2 – 12” pumps, one electric motor driven and one electric / natural gas fueled engine driven. Overall, the ring levees are insufficient in height and profile with multiple encroachments. Hurricane Isaac topped the levee system in multiple locations and threatened in additional locations. Proposed improvements would include re-capping and re-shaping the entire ring levee, heightening the road embankment along Hwy 307 and Torres St., adding an additional small pump station, internal channel and culvert improvements and making improvements at the existing pump station.
STATUS: The NLLD is working to engage an Engineer for project design, development and permitting. The District has included this project in its State Capital Outlay request for this year
Project COA 6600.63Z, Estimated Cost: $682,715.00
Zeller/Larousse Forced Drainage Area/Backwater Protection Levees
DESCRIPTION: This 420 acre forced drainage system in the Kraemer Community protects 234 residences, several businesses, and other infrastructure. The system has approximately 33,417 feet of ring levees providing backwater flooding protection. Forced drainage of the area is accomplished with two pump stations. The Larousse Pump station has 1 – 30” diesel fueled, engine driven pump. The Zeller Pump Station has 2 – 36” diesel fueled, engine driven pumps. Overall, the ring levees are insufficient in height and profile with multiple encroachments and many trees and roots in the levees. Hurricane Isaac topped the levee system in multiple locations for substantial lengths and threatened in additional locations. Proposed improvements would include re-capping and re-shaping the entire ring levee, addressing road embankments on Hwy 307 near the Bayou Bouef Bridge, addressing road embankment on Bayou Rd., adding additional pump cross connection capacity across the Kraemer Road, internal channel improvements and making improvements at the existing pump stations.
STATUS: The NLLD has hired Leonard Chauvin, Inc. as the Engineer for design, development and permitting for the levee aspects of this project. The Project has been developed to include several Phases. Phase IA includes drainage excavation of the reservoir canal adjacent to the levee and clearing of vegetation on and obstructions adjacent to the levee. Phase IB includes a lift to the levee itself. Phase II includes addressing embankment (levee) issues at the bridge, along highway 307 and on Bayou Rd. Phase III includes improvements at both pump stations and improvements to internal drainage between the stations. Phase III improvements are part of the Lafourche Parish Master Drainage Plan study paid for by a Grant that the Lafourche Parish Government received and NLLD funds.
Last year, NLLD received an appropriation of $145,000 from State Capital Outlay funding for this project; but, it was not converted to a cash line of credit. However, the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority did provide $1 Million towards this project and we are proceeding with Phase 1A with that and funds from the District. We are making a request to the State Capital Outlay program for the balance of funds.
Project COA 6600.64Z, Estimated Cost: $4,369,655.00