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Description of pictures taken on site visit for Project PS-1, Bayou Petit Caillou

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Al Levron, Director of Public Works for Terrebonne Parish, La. on the right, shows Brent Ache, a Battelle scientist, a map of the project area Photo of (left to right) Brent Ache (a Battelle scientist) and Al Levron (Director of Public works for Terrebonne Parish, LA)


Bridge across the "Forty Arpent" canal looking west: This canal parallels the Bayou Petit Caillou to the west. The subdivisions and residences proposed to be connected to the sewage treatment in this project are located between the Bayou and the canal. Storm water from the subdivisions between the Bayou and the canal flows toward the canal (not the Bayou) and then is pumped over the levee (in the background) to the wetlands beyond the levee to the west. Photo of the bridge across the Forty Arpent canal looking west


Al Levron stands on top of the levee and looks out at the marsh that receives the storm water from the forced drainage pumps. Photo of Al Levron standing on top of a levee


Looking down the "Forty Arpent" canal to the north: Lands to the right side drain by gravity toward the canal and then are pumped over the canal. In the distance on the right, cleared agricultural land is visible. Photo looking down the Forty Arpent canal to the north


Pictured are homes in one of the older subdivisions in the project area showing drainage ditches into which effluent from on-site sewage treatment systems is discharged. Photo of homes in an older subdivision in the project area showing drainage ditches


Pictured are older homes in the project area, many occupied by elderly citizens. Photo of older homes in project area.


Pictured are mobile homes in the project area. Photo of mobile homes in the project area


Pictured is another view of an unsewered residential area looking toward the east (toward the Bayou) Photo of unsewered residential area


Looking to the west, you can see ditches taking water to the west where it is pumped into the wetlands shown in the background. Photo of drainage ditches


Frederick Kopfler, Gulf of Mexico Program environmental scientist, looks at a dead swamp on the undrained side of the levee. If forced drainage were redirected from a canal and diffused over the wetland, this area of swamp could perhaps be recovered. Photo of Frederick Kopfler (Environmental Scientist with the Gulf of Mexico Program)


The chlorination/dechlorination effluent pumping station of the existing sewage treatment plant: The effluent is discharged into the Houma, La., navigation canal, about two miles to the west. Photo of pumping station

The next three pictures are of fishing camps located down the Bayou beyond the hurricane protection levees and flood control structures which are located where Boudreaux Canal intersects with Bayou Petit Caillou. There is no forced drainage south of the Boudreaux Canal area to the community of Cocodrie, La..


New "fish camps" being constructed on Bayou Petit Caillou: These camps are intermittently occupied and all probably have an approved on-site sewage treatment system. Photo of houses in "fish camps" being constructed on Bayou Petit Caillou


Close up showing the pipe taking sewage from the camp into the septic tank. Close up photo showing a pipe taking sewage from the camp to the septic tank


Another new "camp" adjacent to Bayou Petit Caillou with an older type camp to the left. This older camp is the kind that often did not have adequate sewage treatment. Photo of fish camp structures adjacent to Bayou Petit Caillou

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