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
President's Budget for FY 2021   $0
Programmed Balance to complete after FY 2021   $5,352,750

 

LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION:  Ecosystem Restoration.  Noyes Cut is located in Camden County, Georgia, approximately 10 miles south of Brunswick, GA.  The US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District constructed Noyes Cut as an auxiliary channel for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in 1932.  With authorized dimensions of 50 feet wide by 5 feet deep, Noyes Cut has since grown in size and is now over 300 feet wide by 7 to 10 feet deep.  The expanded cut has altered flows in the Satilla River watershed and surrounding tidal creeks, most notably Dover Creek and Umbrella Creek.  In Dover Creek, decreased tidal flows have caused creek water to become more saline and increased shoaling has occurred, thus blocking access for migratory fish, crabs, and shrimp to the creek’s former reaches.  The selected alternative from the Feasibility Study consists of cut closures to be placed at Noyes Cut, Dynamite Cut, and Old River Run.  The cut closures are designed to restore salinity gradients, reduce local sedimentation issues, and increase connectivity for local biota.

 

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR FY2020:   Execute a Project Partnership Agreement for the design and implementation phase, complete pre-construction environmental monitoring, and prepare plans and specifications through the 65% design.

 

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES FOR FY2021:  Complete final project design, award construction contract, and begin project construction.

 

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 August 2017 (A)

Approve Feasibility Report

21 Dec 2018 (A)

Execute PPA

07 Jan 2020 (A)

Award Construction Contract

07 May 2021

Physical Completion 25 Nov 2021

 

ADMINISTRATION POSITION:  This project is consistent with Administration policy.

 

ACTION OFFICER:  Margarett (Mackie) McIntosh                                  25 March 2020

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