Noyes Cut, GA

PROJECT NAME AND STATE:  Noyes Cut, GA

AUTHORIZATION:  Section 1135, WRDA 1986 (P.L. 99-662), as amended.

 

SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL DATA

Feasibility

Design and Implementation

Estimated Federal Cost

$407,582

$5,703,750

Estimated Non-Federal Cost

$407,582

$1,901,250

Total Estimated Cost

$815,164

$7,605,000

 

 

 

Allocation thru FY 2019

$407,582

$0

Allocation for FY 2020

$0

$351,000
Allocation for FY 2021   $0
President's Budget for FY 2023   $0
Programmed Balance to complete after FY 2023   $1,502,750

 

LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION:  Ecosystem Restoration. Noyes Cut is located in the Satilla River estuary in Camden County, Georgia approximately 10 miles south of Brunswick. The Satilla River estuary is a complex network of tidal channels, and between 1900 and 1939, eight man-made cuts were created to increase accessibility for the timber industry. The cuts have altered the ebb tide on Dover Creek, causing siltation and blocking access to freshwater reaches for migratory fish, crabs, and shrimp and for commercial fisherman who earn their livelihood harvesting seafood from these waters. The recommended plan includes the closure of Noyes Cut, Dynamite Cut, and Old River Run with the objective of increasing tidal exchange throughout the system, restoring salinity gradients to Dover Creek, and reducing shoaling in Umbrella Creek. Implementation is divided into two phases, with phase one closing Dynamite Cut and Old River Run and phase two closing Noyes Cut.

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR FY2022:   Advertise, award, and begin execution of phase one construction contract including mobilization of construction equipment and materials.

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR FY2023:   Complete construction and fiscally close out construction contract. Coordinate monitoring and adaptive management subject to need and available funding.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION: None.  

 

MILESTONES:

Federal Interest Determination

09 May 2014 (A)

Post Review Plan

18 Jun 2014 (A)

Execute FCSA

11 Sept 2015 (A)

MSC Decision Meeting

14 Aug 2017 (A)

Approve Feasibility Report

21 Dec 2018 (A)

Execute PPA

31 Jan 2020 (A)
Design Approval 17 Jun 2021 (A)
Contract Advertised 23 Mar 2022 (A)

Bid Opening

10 May 2022 

Construction Contract Award 16 Jun 2022
Construction Contract Physical Completion 14 Mar 2023
Project Physical Completion 03 Nov 2028

 

ADMINISTRATION POSITION:  This project is consistent with Administration policy.

 

ACTION OFFICER:  Michael Chirpich, PE, PMP                                 31 Mar 2022
                                   CESAS/912-652-6162