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SWG-2022-00166 - Orange County Drainage District - wetlands and waters adjacent to Neches River - Orange County, Texas

USACE Galveston District
Published Jan. 5, 2023
Expiration date: 2/6/2023

Public Notice          Project Plans


The applicant proposes to permanently convert approximately 7.658 acres of estuarine emergent wetlands (EEM), 0.096 acre of palustrine scrub shrub (PSS) wetlands, 0.003 acre of palustrine aquatic bed (PAB3), and 0.039 acre of palustrine forested (PFO) wetlands to open water, and to deepen and widen approximately 8.281 acres of tidal open waters to rehabilitate, improve and extend previously existing drainage conveyances for western portions of Bridge City.  In addition, there will be temporary impacts to approximately 4.347 acres of EEM wetlands, 0.119 acre of PSS wetlands, 0.002 acre of PAB3, and 0.875 acres of tidal open waters.  All temporarily impacted areas will be restored to pre-construction contours once the project is complete.


The proposed drainage rehabilitation, improvements, and extension will be approximately 15,525 feet in length, 22 feet to 112 feet wide, and at depths ranging from 1.3 feet to 7.5 feet (flowline elevations ranging from +5.94’ to -3.50’ NAV ’88).  Approximately 25,842 cubic yards of material will be dredged from tidal open waters, 27,741 cubic yards of material excavated from EEM wetlands, 368 cubic yards excavated from PSS, and 146 cubic yards of material excavated from PFO wetlands to construct the new drainage channel.  Approximately 37,200 cubic yards of dredged and/or excavated material will be utilized for marsh creation as part of a permittee responsible compensatory mitigation plan, while approximately 16,900 cubic yards of dredged and/or excavated material will be placed in the designated upland confined disposal area.


The purpose of the project is to restore previous drainage outfalls that existed prior to the beneficial use dredged material placement and marsh restoration in the Bridge City Marsh area, and to do so in a manner that allows the restored drainage outfalls to reach open water beyond the restored marsh with minimal effects to the restored marsh.