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  1. MRGO Closure Status Next Steps & Status • USACE & State negotiate and sign MOA • Plans & Specifications for Closure Structure at Bayou La Loutre are Complete • Repair IHNC Lock • Baptiste Collette is being dredged – est. completion by 30 June • IHNC Lock is scheduled to be de-watered Aug 1 – Oct 1, 2008 • MRGO will not be physically closed until the IHNC Lock is operable • IHNC contingency working group • Navigation stakeholders and District Operations staff establishing contingency plans for service interruptions at IHNC Lock • Complete Environmental Clearance for Closure Structure • Record of Decision on LEIS is ready for signature by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works • Construct the closure structure • Target contract award late summer 2008 • Target completion by June 1, 2009

  2. New Orleans Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Overview byMike ParkHSDRRS Program ManagerTask Force HopeU.S. Army Corps of EngineersMay 21, 2008

  3. Agenda • HSDRRS: State of the System • Construction Status • 2008 Hurricane Season System Improvements

  4. Legend Federal Federal Non-COE Non-Federal New Orleans AreaHurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System 5 Parishes 350 Miles of Levee/Floodwall 68 Pumping Stations (Fed & Non-Fed) 4 Gated Outlets

  5. State of the System • NOLA storm surge protection exceeds pre-Katrina levels; area has better protection than ever before. • The Corps has made significant progress and continues to work to meet our 2011 goal for 100-year level of protection • Corps awarded largest civil works design-build contract in Corps history on April 3, 2008 ($700M) • Funding Status • $7.1 B appropriated to date; FY 2009 budget requests additional $5.7 B which includes funds to reach 100-year level of protection • Total federal commitment of $12.8 B

  6. Construction Status • Total expected construction contracts: ~325 • Awarded 150+ construction contracts for $2.1B • Overall Program Estimate: ~$14.6B • 47 construction contracts worth $1.4B ongoing 2008 and Beyond • 2008 – Anticipate awarding about 40+ contracts for around $2B • Awarded IHNC Surge Protection w/Advance Measures • Award 30+ contracts for Levees, Floodwalls and Armoring • Award 3 contracts for pump station repairs • Award 3 contracts for SELA (interior drainage)

  7. conceptual rendition IHNC Surge Protection Objectives: • Provide protection to New Orleans East / New Orleans Metro / IHNC-MRGO / St. Bernard area. • Complete protection by 2011 with advanced measures (risk reduction) by June 2009 Status • Awarded 3 APR 08 a design-build contract to Shaw E&I for $695M – largest in Corps history • Formal partnering sessions 24-25 APR 08 • Wide stakeholder engagement • Environmental Compliance process ongoing, completes in July 2008 • Scheduled to begin construction late summer 2008

  8. 2008 Hurricane Season System Improvements • Outfall Canal Closures – Pumping capacity raised to 16,000 cfs • London Ave. Canal – Load Test enabled raising SWE to 5 ft., increasing carrying capacity by 30% • Levee raising projects underway around the system; St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes. • Floodwall construction and stabilization – New floodwalls under construction to 100-year standards. Interim measures applied to stabilize and strengthen existing I-walls.

  9. 2008 Hurricane Season System Improvements • Strengthened transitions and armored floodwalls • Grass along MRGO to prevent erosion • Repairing non-federal pump stations (18 complete, 7 in construction and 5 in design) • Storm proofing 32 existing interior drainage pump stations in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes • 5 Safe houses in Jefferson Parish

  10. Harvey Canal Floodwall Mar 2008 Jan 2008

  11. St. Bernard Levee Work Verret to Caernarvon

  12. Bayou Segnette Pump StationCompleted Safe House Dec 2006

  13. Where Are We Now?

  14. Questions? You can access the Task Force Hope Newsletter here: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/hps/Status_Report_archive.htm You can assess your risk as of 1 June 2007 at: http://nolarisk.usace.army.mil/ You can assess your risk as of 1 June 2011 at: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/hps/100maps.htm

  15. New Orleans Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Overview byMike ParkProgram ManagerTask Force HopeU.S. Army Corps of EngineersMay 21, 2008