For Immediate Release: May 20, 2008
Contact: Chris Macaluso
Morganza Review Panel Scheduled to Meet Friday, May 23 in Houma
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will conduct the first meeting of the newly-formed, eight-member Morganza-to-the-Gulf Technical Review Panel Friday, May 23 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. in Houma.
The meeting is open to the public.
The Morganza-to-the-Gulf Technical Review Panel is tasked with reviewing the current design and alignment of the 72-mile system of levees, flood gates and locks designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish to ensure it will maximize the reduction of hurricane flood risks while providing environmental benefits.
The eight members come from a variety of backgrounds and share extensive knowledge of coastal geography, geology, ecology, engineering and economics.
The findings and recommendations of the review panel are expected to be reported to the CPRA by the end of this year.
For more information about the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Technical Review Panel or any of the CPRA's coastal protection and restoration efforts, please contact Chris Macaluso at 225-342-3968 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration master plan. For the first time in Louisiana's history, this single state authority will integrate coastal restoration and hurricane protection by marshalling the expertise and resources of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and Development, and other state agencies, to speak with one clear voice for the future of Louisiana's coast. Working with federal, state and local political subdivisions, including levee districts, the CPRA will work to establish a safe and sustainable coast that will protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure, and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come. The CPRA of Louisiana was established by Act 8 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of 2005