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TE-0072 Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration Project

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This is the info on the dredging that is taking place in Lost Lake.
https://cims.coastal.louisiana.gov/outreach/ProjectView.aspx?projID=TE-0072
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Re: TE-0072 Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration
What is the predicted time frame from start to finish? John Castelluccio, Jr.

I am definitely in FAVOR OF DREDGING OVER DIVERSIONS!!!! Relative to dredging vs diversions...There is an 'eye-opening' article in this month's issued of 'MARSH AND BAYOU'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU CAPT. GEORGE RICKS AND THE STAFF OF MARSH & BAYOU...
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Re: TE-0072 Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration
There will eventually be a dredging project along the marsh west of Bayou Gentilly in Delacroix. Common sense solutions.
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DR. SPOT---Hopefully you are 'SPOT-ON' AND SOON!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.
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Re: TE-0072 Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration
It will be known as the 'Mid-Breton Land Bridge Marsh Creation and Terracing.' Sounds like a second project in addition to the Lost Lake project. The timeline is still unclear, but its apparently still in the planning stage. If anyone has additional information, please post.

See:

http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2018/02/coastal_task_force_approves_62.html

'$3.7 million for first-phase planning of the Mid-Breton Land Bridge Marsh Creation and Terracing in Plaquemines Parish, just west of Delacroix along Bayou Gentilly. At a total cost of $40.9 million, this project would use sediment dredged from Lake Lery and pumped to the project site to create or nourish 451 acres of marsh and to create 22,960 linear feet of terraces.'
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Re: TE-0072 Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration
Millions spent on private lands to restore the marsh. Are these public dollars being spent? What happens if I try to fish some of these ponds?
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The region just west of Bayou Gentilly has not suffered public fishing closures or harassment.......yet. This land needs to be rebuilt. Let's not get the two issues confused.

Meanwhile, the best action is to support the new bill which will stop the harassment of gating off of public waters which will be in front of a committee soon. See https://joinlasc.com/news/ for more info.
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'The region just west of Bayou Gentilly has not suffered public fishing closures or harassment.......yet. This land needs to be rebuilt. Let's not get the two issues confused.'.

There is no confusion...If any of that land is privately owned the owners should sign a contract stating they will not close the waterways to public access. If they refuse then no PUBLIC money should be spent on privately owned land. This is especially true of dredging operations...certainly more able to dictate where the land rebuilding takes place.

Why would I want my tax dollars to be spent on someone else's land only to have them block(or potentially block) access?
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DMAN1968, I agree with you, the legislation might or might not become law, public restoration money should not be spent on private property unless the owner agrees to allow public access on any canals, etc.
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WITH owner's agreement---THEN O N L Y THAT IT CANNOT EVER BE CHANGED UNDER A N Y CIRCUMSTANCE(S) !!!
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I'm mixed on this. I get the point, but everyone needs to also understand that the CPRA is a very political organization and you really don't want to mess with them. They actually have the upper hand. They can say 'fine, we'll just rebuild the land elsewhere.' Then, all of Delacroix becomes open water in 15-25 years, and the fishing paradise we know will be gone.

You have to pick your fights carefully. The best immediate option is to support the bill which stops this problem, not some new hypothetical fight for a problem that does not currently exist.
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'CPRA is a very political organization and you really don't want to mess with them'.

And there is the problem...And it is because of that that nothing will ever be finished or fixed...not in my lifetime anyway.

Neither marsh destruction or the posting of fishing waters is solely a Delacroix problem. It's all fine and well to 'do' what's best for 'your' area...most of us fish all around...I would prefer to see some actions done all over.

Except on privately owned land.
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I get a kick out of the 'if I can't fish on private land owners property then my tax dollars shouldn't go to protect the land owners property.' Its a joke. Projects such as these benefit everyone not just the land owner. Projects such as these help to rebuild the land that protect our homes from hurricanes, just as the public drainage protects from flooding. My taxes go to the public drainage systems to help keep your house from flooding so why shouldn't I be able to swim in your pool or benefit from your property in anyway that I please?

Actually by rebuilding the land it removes the ability for even the land owner to fish it, because it is no longer holding the 'public' waters and is once again land. By dredging it deepens the lakes around the property to make the public waters more accessible for anyone to fish. Seems like a good situation to me!
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