Presentation on theme: "Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICEJERRY PATTERSON - COMMISSIONERCoastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) ProgramCycle 5 Priorities and Dredging NeedsMatthew Mahoney, P.G.
2 Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program Enacted by Texas Legislature in 1999.State Funding:- 80th Texas Legislature appropriated ~$17.2 million for Cycle 5 in FY08-09 – biggest funding cycle yetMatch requirements for Cycle 5:- Beach Projects - 75% CEPRA, 25% Partner- Marsh Projects - 60% CEPRA, 40% Partner
3 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) The Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1356a) to provide for the disbursement of $250 million each year from 2007 through 2010 to coastal states and their respective coastal political subdivisions as part of CIAP.State Funding:- $48,591,202 each year for four years
4 CEPRA Cycle 5 ProjectsBy combining CEPRA projects with CIAP will finally allow Texas to conduct large-scale beach nourishment projects on the Gulf Coast and large-scale marsh restoration projects in the Texas bay systems.Projects requiring dredging:West Galveston Island – 1 millon cydsTown of South Padre – 500,000 cydsLittle Beach, Bolivar,Tx. – 200,000 cyds (TxDot)Texas Point – 500,000 cyds (Corps)Rollover Pass – 150,000 cyds (Corps)Brazos Santiago – 400,000 cyds (Corps)
5 West Galveston Island Beach Nourishment Project Description: Nourish Gulf beach from west end of the seawall for three miles with up to 1 million cyds of beach quality sand dredged from a permitted sand source.PROJECT BUDGET: $13.5 mil
6 West Galveston Island Beach Nourishment 12 miles from source to placement area30 foot depth offshore is approximately 10,000 ft from shore.What I need from you today is input on dredging and transport methodologies so they can be included in permitting options.
7 THANK YOU TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE MATTHEW MAHONEY, P.G. Coastal Geologist/Project ManagerCoastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) ProgramJERRY PATTERSON – CommisssionerTexas General Land OfficeJODY HENNEKE – Deputy CommissionerCoastal Resources Program AreaEDDIE FISHER – DirectorCoastal Protection Division