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SWG-2003-02700 - Aransas County Navigation District - Little Bay and in Aransas Bay - Aransas County, Texas

Published March 12, 2019
Expiration date: 4/11/2019

Full Public Notice          Proposed Project Plans          Draft Compensatory Mitigation Plan

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant proposes to modify their existing permitted breakwater and the associated compensatory mitigation area to address the Corps’ determination that the mitigation site failed to meet the yearly and final success criteria specified in the permit.  The permit, issued on 22 March 2011, authorized the discharge of fill material into approximately 0.85 acre of waters of the U.S. for the construction of an L-shaped stone/rock breakwater.  Mitigation at a 3:1 ratio was required to compensate for 0.044 acre of seagrass impacted by construction of the breakwater.  The applicant proposes to address the non-compliance state of their permit by abandoning the existing mitigation site and establishing approximately 0.25 acre of smooth cordgrass emergent marsh on the western shoreline of Little Bay, in accordance with the attached draft compensatory mitigation plan.

Additionally, the applicant proposes to further modify their existing permit to construct a new marina facility within the 5-acre site adjacent to the existing breakwater structure. The applicant’s stated purpose of the proposed marina facility is to facilitate economic recovery from the effects of Hurricane Harvey in the Rockport area. The applicant proposes to: 1) construct a floating dock marina with 41 permanent slips supported by thirty-nine 50-foot-long and 14-inch-square ground-driven pre-cast concrete pilings; 2) install 810 linear feet of concrete bulkhead along the shoreline; and, 3) construct 810 linear feet of 10-foot-wide boardwalk parallel to the shoreline.