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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,…

Terrebonne Parish notes progress on levee system

May 16, 2015

Terrebonne Parish officials praised the progress being made on the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system.

NOAA opens data warehouse on Deepwater Horizon spill

May 15, 2015

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created a one-stop-shop for data collected from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Data Integration, Visualization, Exploration and Reporting tool, or DIVER as the site is called, manages and integrates data from the…

Pipeline moves Mississippi River sand to create 12-mile land bridge across three parishes

May 15, 2015

Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet and President John Young pounded an American flag into the sand at a lonely spot about five miles southwest of the town of Jean Lafitte on Friday (May 15), symbolically claiming new land created by…

Levee bill goes to La. Senate

May 11, 2015

BATON ROUGE — State Rep. Taylor Barras’ bill to create a new levee district within a New Iberia subdivision will go before the full Senate floor this week after seeing House approval last week.

New map, warning system gives detailed flood risk, but not for inside levees

May 11, 2015

If a hurricane enters the Gulf this year emergency planners and private citizens will have access to a new Website and system of maps the National Hurricane Center developed to alert coastal communities of the risks heading their way.

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