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Oyster Restoration Project Description

pink background  — Priority Oyster Restoration Projects
yellow background  — Projects Analyzed in Breakout Session
Ref. Num Project Location/ Description Parish
Barataria Basin
PS-1: Connect poorly operating individual wastewater treatment systems to POTWs
11 Grand Bayou Plaquemines
46 Deer Range Plaquemines
47 Lake Hermitage Plaquemines
49 Myrtle Grove and Wilkinson Canal Plaquemines
52 Buras Plaquemines
55 Lafitte Jefferson
63 Barataria Waterway Jefferson
73 Grand Isle Jefferson
76 Bayou Segnet Jefferson
PS-4: Reduce inputs of FCBs from grazing areas
12 Citrus Lands Cattle Farm Plaquemines
61 West Point a La Hache and Citrus Lands Plaquemines
PS-5: Reduce inputs of FCBs from stormwater runoff from densely populated areas
50 Grand Bayou Plaquemines
51 Homeplace Plaquemines
53 Buras Plaquemines
M-11: Develop improved culture techniques
65 Bay Sansbois Plaquemines
HE-1: Use existing reservoirs/diversions to increase area of optimal salinity (10-20 ppt)
92 Empire Deep Water Channel Plaquemines
HE-2: Improve substrate by planting cultch
19 Hackberry Bay Jefferson
20 "The Whale" (in Barataria Bay) Jefferson/Plaquemines
21 Caminada Bay Jefferson/Lafourche
93 Wilkinson Bay Plaquemines
HE-5: Minimize impact of dredging on shellfish habitat
14 Lafitte Oil Field Jefferson
15 Hackberry Bay Jefferson/Lafourche
HE-6: Promote coastal restoration projects as a means to improve shellfish habitat
87 Thunder Bayou Jefferson
HE-7: Support restoration of relic reefs
97 Lower Barataria Bay Jefferson/Plaquemines
I-7: Improve characterization of bottom substrates in potential oyster restoration areas
2 "The Whale" in Barataria Bay and Caminada Bay Jefferson/Plaquemines
Terrebonne Basin
PS-1: Connect poorly operating individual wastewater treatment systems to POTWs
34 Larose to Golden Meadow Lafourche
36 Bayou Point Au Chiene & Bayou St. John Charles Terrebonne
37 Bayou Terrebonne Terrebonne
38 Bayou Petit Calliou Terrebonne
39 Bayou Grand Calliou Terrebonne
40 Four Points Bayou Terrebonne
41 Bayou Du Large Terrebonne
43 Leeville to Fourchon Lafourche
86 Bayou DeCade camps (below Lake Decade) Terrebonne
98 Bayou Blue Lafourche
99 Bayou Barre Terrebonne
PS-4: Reduce inputs of FCBs from grazing areas
13 Golden Meadow Lafourche
102 Bayou du Large Terrebonne
PS-5: Reduce inputs of FCBs from stormwater runoff from densely populated areas
35 Larose to Golden Meadow Lafourche
44 Leeville to Fourchon Lafourche
78 Upper Bayou Petit Caillou (near Chauvin) Terrebonne
81 Woodlawn Forced Drainage Pump Station, Upper Bayou Chauvin Terrebonne
83 Falgout Canal at Lake Decade Terrebonne
85 Bayou du Large Terrebonne
M-2: Add sampling station locations and increase sampling frequency
74 Fourchon Lafourche
M-4: Develop a better indicator of human fecal contamination
42 Pointe Au Fer Island and Fourleague Bay Terrebonne
HE-2: Improve substrate by planting cultch
27 Bay Junop Terrebonne
28 Sister Lake Terrebonne
HE-5: Minimize impact of dredging on shellfish habitat
16 Catfish Lake Lafourche
17 Dog Lake Terrebonne
18 Leeville Lafourche
I-8: Assess impact of stormwater discharge to wetlands
100 Area North of Lake Boudreaux Terrebonne
Basin Wide
M-11: Develop improved culture techniques
1 Increase oyster resource by promoting genetic research at hatcheries.
33 Develop a culture technique to reduce or eliminate mussel infestation.
I-9: Develop basin-wide comprehensive model to estimate impacts of diversions
29 "Establish a basin-wide, comprehensive modeling project that can estimate the effects of a single or any combination of freshwater diversion projects."
PS-10: Improve use of pump-out facilities at marinas
31 Install pumpout facilities where needed and improve use of present pumpout facilities by increasing enforcement and public awareness of the problem.
M-6: Expand shellfish relay activities in the Gulf of Mexico
32 "Have local Parish personnel available to supervise relay operations to help defray the cost of supervision. Fund a group to suggest revisions to the current relaying system, making it economically feasible for the harvester. "
M-15: Mandate community treatment systems for new development
56 Mandate new developments to provide community treatment systems or provide/expand collection lines to existing community treatment systems or WWTPs.
PS-3: Provide maintenance for individual wastewater treatment systems (IWWTS)
57 "Create educational programs through the parish LA Cooperative Extension Service to inform users of individual wastewater treatment systems (IWWTS), contractors, public officials, realtors, and others, about the problems associated with these systems. "
58 Change laws and regulations to dedicate funds for regularly monitoring and maintaining community treatment systems or "Package Plants".
M-5: Develop and assess better alternative cultch materials
90 Identify and evaluate alternative cultch materials. Specifically, investigate the suitability of using fly ash conglomerate as substrate.

Gulf of Mexico Program Office
Mail Code: EPA/GMPO
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
228-688-3726
FAX: 228-688-2709


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