The U.S. Coast Guard closed a mile-long stretch of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana from mile marker 10 to the Head of Passes for over 24 hours after a tugboat belonging to A & R Marine, LLC sank. Inland Salvage Inc. contracted T. Baker Smith (TBS) to provide hydrographic scanning services to pinpoint the location of the sunken tugboat in an expedited effort to reopen one of the nationís busiest and vital shipping lanes.
survey services for related projects on the Amite River near French Settlement,
Louisiana. T. Baker Smith
conducted multi-beam surveys for three of Transcoís Southeast Louisiana Lateral
pipelines crossing the Amite River in Livingston and Ascension Parishes.
Booz Allan Hamilton
was contracted by the Bureau of Land Management BLM to assist in the
preparation of the Southeastern States Resource Management Plan (RMP). T. Baker Smith, LLC (TBS)
provided biological expertise and assistance in collecting baseline data,
identifying potential habitats, compiling species descriptions and analyzing
potential impacts for BLM public land and mineral interests in the states of Arkansas,
Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The LA 400 Bridge over Cancienne Canal in Assumption Parish is a 1950's five span timber bridge in need of replacement due to being functionally obsolete and structurally deficient with a load posting of 15 tons. T. Baker Smith was responsible for topographic surveying, preliminary and final plans, and environmental surveys and documentation, including USACE, LADNR, and Coastal Zone permitting through LADOTD.
Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District contracted T. Baker Smith to coordinate specific program management responsibilities associated with the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project, including the development of comprehensive mitigation and restoration plans as required to enhance flood protection and/or restoration.
The Corps of Engineers projections and models forecasted significant flooding in the areas surrounding the Lake Verret basin in particular Morgan City, Amelia, Stephenville and west Terrebonne, Assumption and portions of north Lafourche parish. The Bayou Chene barge project in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana was the sinking of a 20,000 ton barge in Bayou Chene and driving sheet pilings along it to help prevent backwater flooding.
TBS developed the Lafourche Parish Master Drainage Plan that involves the design of workable models that can be used by the parish and updated in the future. These models are a product of utilizing public input through a website, public meetings, contacting public agencies and meetings with local engineers and council members.
TBS has been involved with various aspects of planning and design for over 47 different projects at the Houma Terrebonne Airport dating back to the 1970's. TBS has assisted the airport in securing funding from the Federal Aviation Authority for many of these projects, which involved the paving of roadways, taxiways, and ramps.
TBS' survey, environmental, and engineering disciplines have all been involved in the Lake Boudreaux Freshwater Introduction project that will seasonally convey approximately 1,000 cubic-feet-per-second of freshwater from the Houma Navigation Canal through Bayou Pelton, across LA Highway 57 and the Grand Caillou Ridge.