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University of New Orleans grant could improve coastal restoration projects

June 19, 2015

The University of New Orleans has received a one-year, $225,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to continuing studying Louisiana's beaches, barrier islands and mainland shorelines, according to a UNO news release.

Feds approve sand source for Louisiana barrier island rebuilding project

June 11, 2015

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has signed an agreement with Louisiana officials allowing the state to mine 13.4 million cubic yards of sand from Ship Shoal, an underwater sand formation in federal waters. The sand will be used…

Project helps grow new marsh

June 8, 2015

"You spend so much less money because you know that the water is shallow. With just a little bit of material you can get acres and acres above water line or right at the waterline to where marsh grass can…

Corps to explain lakefront levee armoring at June 2 public meeting in New Orleans

May 26, 2015

The Army Corps of Engineers will discuss its plans to armor lakefront earthen levees with a combination of fabric mat and Bermuda grass at a June 2 public meeting at the Lake Vista Community Center in New Orleans.

On the Bayou: Front Lines of Climate Change

May 26, 2015

The ground is eroding under the feet of southern Louisiana’s indigenous people. These rural residents are dealing with the local consequences of a global problem. They may be the first to be displaced, but they won’t be the last.

Levee group publishes first report

May 21, 2015

The Coastal Louisiana Levee Consortium published its first report last week to provide information on building levees and related policies.

Conservation Groups Commend Congressional Funding of Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

May 21, 2015

(Washington, D.C.—May 21, 2015) Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations included critical funding for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Program in its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16) Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The legislation comes after a request…

US Army Corps of Engineers conduct tests at pumps, gates ahead of hurricane season 2015

May 21, 2015

NEW ORLEANS —Preparations for hurricane season 2015 continue across the metro area, and Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has crews are conducting tests on facilities across the metro area.

Federal government sued for $1.9 million for clay used in Katrina levee repairs

May 20, 2015

The St. Bernard Parish government and the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District filed suit against the federal government on Wednesday (May 20) to force it to pay $1.9 million owed private landowners for clay used in rebuilding levees destroyed in…

Senator David Vitter gives U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an ultimatum: run flood-control structures in New Orleans with or without money

May 18, 2015

If U.S. Sen. David Vitter is elected governor this fall, operation of some of the most expensive and complex projects in the New Orleans-area flood protection system would be dropped into the lap of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,…

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