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Jacks Bayou FPE

Emergency Watershed Protection Program - Floodplain Easement - Jack's Bayou Floodplain

  • County: Pulaski

  • Acres: 377.2

  • Estimated Cost: $455,507.65Jack's Bayou FPE

Project Description

This easement includes 377.2 acres in the floodplain of Jack’s Bayou.  During times of high water, 240 acres are inundated with floodwater.  Damage to this site consists of sedimentation and erosion.

This application is adjacent to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Owned Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area.

Restoration of this site will include the installation of a levee, water control structure and the establishment of bottomland hardwood trees.  The restoration will cost an estimated $54,458 or $145 per acre.

By utilizing funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to restore the natural vegetation, soil erosion caused by flooding will be reduced.  This water quality improvement will benefit the entire area.

Project Status

  • Option Agreement to Purchase signed Aug. 26, 2009.
  • Easement funds were obligated Aug. 26, 2009.
  • Closed on June 16, 2010.
  • Restoration funds will be obligated by September 23, 2010.
  • Restoration scheduled to begin October 1, 2010.
  • Anticipated completion December 2010.
  • Estimated final payment date is January 2011.
  • Restoration Complete