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Moccasin Bend Streambank Stabilization Project

FACT SHEET (As of May 2018)

Published May 1, 2018
An image of Moccasin Bend located on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. (USACE photo)

An image of Moccasin Bend located on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. (USACE photo)

An image of Moccasin Bend's erosion issue in Chattanooga, Tenn. (USACE phto)

An image of Moccasin Bend's erosion issue in Chattanooga, Tenn. (USACE phto)

 Moccasin Bend Streambank Stabilization Project 


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AUTHORIZATION: Economy Act of 1982, (PL 97-258)

TYPE OF PROJECT: Streambank stabilization  

LOCATION: The project is located on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN at approximately River Mile 459.  

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST: Fleischmann (TN-03), Alexander (TN), Corker (TN)

NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR: National Park Service

BACKGROUND: The 750-acre site is within the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, which is a unit of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. An estimated one foot of bank is lost per year. The National Park Service (NPS) executed an agreement with the Corps of Engineers to plan, design and construct the bank stabilization. The total length of riverbank to be protected is about 4.5 miles. Bank protection will consist of stone, and a portion will have a stone base with soil and plants on top.

IMPORTANCE: The riverbank is rich in Civil War and American Indian history and contains American Indian burial grounds.  The site is very important to the tribes and the Friends of Moccasin Bend. It is a source of pride to the City of Chattanooga and an attraction for visitors.

STATUS:

·  The bioengineering and an 18-month monitoring period is complete.

·  Construction contract award for bank stabilization at Brown’s Ferry Landing is scheduled for June 2018.

BUDGET ($): Estimated project costs are shown below.

 

Total Estimated Cost

$11,075,000

Federal Cost Estimate

11,075,000

Non-Federal Cost Estimate

 

 

 

Federal Funds Data

 

Allocation thru FY 2017

$4,317,145

Allocation for FY 2018

0

Balance to Complete

6,757,855

President’s Budget for FY 2019

0

Notes: All funding is provided by NPS.  Total Estimated Cost is $11.1M

 

Notes: Preliminary planning and design have been completed for 4.5 miles of bank.  $6.7M would complete stabilization of the entire 4.5 miles.

SCHEDULE:

FY 2017 Completed Work:  Design for bank stabilization along Brown’s Ferry Landing is complete.

FY 2018 Scheduled Work:  Construction contract award for bank stabilization at Brown’s Ferry Landing.

 

For more information regarding the Moccasin Bend Stream Bank Stabilization project, contact Ramune Morales, CELRN-PMP, phone: (615) 736-7853, email:  ramune.morales@usace.army.mil